Shelby Blasts Heath Care Bill

Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby took to the Senate floor Tuesday to blast health care reform being debated in the Senate right now.

Democrats say they hope to have it passed and on the president's desk by the end of the year.

Republicans and some Democrats have voiced concerns, though, over the bill's cost, and how it might affect those who already have insurance.
Shelby says the current bill is not acceptable.

"Supporters of government-run medicine often cite Canada or Great Britain as models for the U.S. to follow. Yet medical rationing, such as is common in these countries, is inevitable under a government-run health care system," said Shelby. "These countries are forced to ration care or have long waiting lists for medical treatment that lead to the same result."

A different health care bill has already passed the U.S. House of Representatives.

What do you think should happen with the current Senate health care bill?

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  • by Anonymous on Dec 15, 2009 at 11:56 PM
    ok Dem. live in a world that isnt right.. I know first hand.. you get in a wreck.. they see your age and the taxes you will pay.. then make a call you get the help or not.. case in point.. friend was hit head on.. needed flight to the hospital.. because she was in her 40's the medical expense was over 80k... they drover her 2 hrs tot he nearest hospital.. that would had only cost them 10 if she lived.. and could had paid more to taxes other way even though she would have lived she wouldn't had payed 15k into taxes before she died natural causes..
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