At a press conference in the US Capitol, Senate Republicans point out that Senator-elect Scott Brown's win in Massachusetts is a clear sign that Americans are fed up with Democrats' attempts to ram through health care legislation that would raise taxes, slash Medicare, and drive up insurance rates. Republicans want to start over on health care and work with Democrats to develop health care legislation that will provide real reform.
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.