Brownback Comments on Finance Committee Passage of Baucus Health Care Bill

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Sam Brownback today commented on the health care bill sponsored by Senator Baucus (D-MT) that passed Senate Finance Committee today.



“I have very serious concerns about the bill that passed out of committee today,” Brownback stated.  “Health care reform is a critical issue today, and I support targeted incremental reforms.  The president’s initial goal was to lower health care costs.  This hugely expensive bill will not lower costs and will not cover all uninsured.  There is an outcry from my constituents in Kansas against this trillion dollar bill that amounts to a government takeover of health care and will take money from Medicare to do it while leaving 25 million people uninsured.  I will be aggressively involved in this debate when it comes to the floor.”