Isakson Statement on Obama Health Care Speech

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today issued the following statement in reaction to President Obama’s speech to Congress on health care:

Senator Isakson: “The President answered some questions tonight but he raised many more. As he admitted, there are many unanswered details, and in Washington, the devil is always in the details. “He is insisting on a government option, but the thousands of Georgians I heard from back home during the month of August are very leery of being pushed into a government-run system that will have to be paid for with higher taxes. I am not going to be a part of mortgaging my kids’ futures by driving Americans to a government-run health care system we can’t afford. “There is some common ground in terms of portability and not being rejected for pre-existing conditions and not being cancelled if you have a disease. There are ways to reach these goals through the private sector, but the President is insisting on doing it through a government plan and that is a non-starter.”