Thursday, January 20, 2011

Cravaack Backs Health Care Reform Repeal

Freshman Republican Congressman Chip Cravaack fulfilled a campaign promise and voted along party lines to repeal health care reform Wednesday.

In a statement from his office he said Minnesotans should have access to high quality, affordable health care, but said he does not support what describes as increased regulation, taxation and government interference found in the legislation. 

Congressman Cravaack says he wants to replace it with legislation that expands the accessibility of coverage, lowers costs and focuses on the quality of patient care – without laying the bill at the feet of Minnesota taxpayers and future generations of Americans.

State DFL Chair Brian Melendez chided Cravaack charging he used his first vote on a major piece of legislation to push Minnesota’s seniors back into the Medicare doughnut hole and to kick Minnesota’s young adults off their parents’ health insurance.

Cravaack's 8th district covers the Brainerd Lakes Area.

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