Republicans are fighting against Democratic health care reform proposals, which would cut your Medicare, raise your taxes, and threaten your health care choices. We believe that any health care reform legislation should lower costs and expand access without raising your taxes or adding billions of dollars to the deficit.
Republicans are pushing for more information about Senator Reid's supposed health care compromise but apparently even Democrats don't know the details. Republicans will continue to push for reform that actually lowers health care costs and doesn't raise taxes or cut Medicare benefits for seniors.
During debate on the Senate floor, Republican senators emphasize that the Democrats' health care bill would expand Medicaid and impose more unfunded mandates on states. Republicans want to start over and take a step-by-step approach in order to achieve real reform.
During debate on the Senate floor, Republican senators emphasize that Democrats' health care bill which would cut Medicare, increase health insurance premiums, and drive up the deficit is not health care reform.
Business leaders join Republican senators to emphasize that taxes in Democrats' health care reform bill would seriously damage small businesses, who are responsible for a majority of the job creation in this country.
Back in October of 2004, Senator Byrd led a mini-revolt on the Senate floor during a rare Sunday session. Today we're watching Democrats attempt to pass a $2.5 trillion health care bill that will raise taxes, increase premiums and cut Medicare. The Senate's President Pro Tem's remarks are still relevant five years later.