22 Feb 2010 Statement of the National Center for Public Policy Research Regarding President Obama’s Health Care Proposal
Washington, DC – The President’s new health care proposal could be summed up as: Meet the new plan, same as the old plan. Same liberty-crushing mandates that individuals buy insurance or face government sanction; same budget-busting, multi-trillion dollar burdens shifted onto future generations; same ruinous expansions of Medicaid on already financially distressed states; same billions in new taxes.
In short, the same elements that the American people have already soundly rejected from the House and Senate proposals. If the President were truly interested in bi-partisanship, and serving the interests of the American people, he would scrap the Senate and House bills completely and start fresh, with new ideas from both sides of the aisle.
Americans want the health reform they need; not the health reform the President wants.
The National Center for Public Policy Research is a conservative, free-market think-tank established in 1982. It receives less than 1% of its revenue from corporations.