WASHINGTON-U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, a member of the Senate Finance Committee, today voted against Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus' health care reform bill:
"Like most Texans, I believe that our health care system needs reform. The legislation rushed out of the Finance Committee today is not reform. It will raise health care premiums and taxes on Texas families; it will cut $400 billion from Medicare; and it will take Medicare Advantage benefits away from seniors. All the while, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office cannot confirm that the bill will actually reduce health care costs. I cannot support legislation being rushed through Congress that will increase the costs of health care without giving Texans the opportunity to learn what it would mean for them."