CRAPO: ONE-HALF TRILLION IN NEW TAXES, PENALTIES IN HEALTH PROPOSAL

Committee-passed plan fails to address future costs in premiums and care

 

Contact: Susan Wheeler

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

 

Washington, DC – Excessive costs, absence of legislative language, lack of complete scoring estimates and a misleading assessment about a government takeover of the nation’s health system were among the reasons that Idaho Senator Mike Crapo voted “no” today as the Senate Finance Committee approved a health care reform measure. The Committee vote was 14 to 9, and the measure will now go before the full Senate, where Crapo said he’d continue to press for changes.