Enzi: “Go-it-alone” path would lead to failure for health care reform

Washington, D.C. –U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., today said that if the White House and Democrat leadership in the Senate choose to shut Republicans and moderate Democrats out of the health care debate, their health care plan would fail.
 
“If the Democrats choose to go it alone, their health care plan will fail because the American people will have no confidence in it.  If we keep working together, we can get a bill that will work and will have broad support in Congress and from the American people,” said Enzi, Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee and member of the Senate Finance Committee.
 
“We need to get a bill that 75 or 80 Senators can support. Unfortunately, some are determined to jam a bill through Congress that the American people do not want. The bill the majority leadership wants will drive up costs, deny patients access to their doctors and generally make health care in this country worse. This doesn't have to happen. The majority can choose to listen to what the American people are saying and let us take the time to get it right.”