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Dino Rossi on Health Care

 


ObamaCare will require hordes of IRS agents to administer

Rossi hit Murray time and time again for what he called "an 18-year record of taxing, spending and growing government that is indefensible."Murray stuck to her strategy of linking Rossi to Wall Street and the failed economic policies of the Bush administration, and again accused him of failing to get beyond a few generic Republican talking points.

Once again, the health-care overhaul was a point of controversy. Rossi noted that Murray said during the Spokane debate she'd read all 2,600 pages of the bill, and helped write it. He asked whether she was responsible for controversial parts of the law that raised taxes or hired "hordes and hordes of IRS agents" to administer it.

Murray fired back that she'd personally written a section of the law that provided money to train future family physicians. "Mr. Rossi is going to repeal that program and take that away," she said.

Source: Seattle Times coverage of 2010 WA Senate debate Oct 17, 2010

Healthcare overhaul moves down a path that is very dangerous

The first debate between Murray and Rossi came down to who's to blame for the sluggish economy. Murray warned that a vote for Rossi would reverse progress. "He wants to go back to the Bush economic policies that got us into this mess--going into two wars without paying for it, passing tax cuts that are not paid for and leaving us with tough decisions today that hurt all of us."

Rossi pointed to the health care overhaul and stimulus spending and said leaders are "moving down a path that is very dangerous."

"If we don't have a course correction in this election, I think we're going to wake up 24 months from now in a country that we don't even recognize," Rossi said.

Rossi said other concepts, like laws to limit lawsuits against doctors and allow people to purchase insurance across state lines, would have been better approaches. "You're losing your freedoms; you're losing your choices," Rossi said. "This potentially could bankrupt America and also impact Medicare, as well."

Source: The Spokesman-Review coverage of 2010 WA Senate debate Oct 15, 2010

ObamaCare will siphon money & could bankrupt America

On health care, Rossi blasted the new federal law, saying it will siphon money from Medicare, raise costs on corporations and cause "tens of thousands of jobs" to be lost or not created in Washington. "This actually could bankrupt America," he said.

Murray was asked if she read the bill before voting on it. "Not only did I read it, I helped to write it," she said proudly. She said it is "not perfect" but is a step in the right direction to give individuals greater control of their health care.

Source: Everett Herald coverage of 2010 WA Senate debate Oct 14, 2010

Replace Pelosi-Reid healthcare with cheaper choices

The bill passed by Congress was a tax and spend bill with a little health care sprinkled on top. It seems that every day a new discovery is made about what the bill actually does. We've found out that it will cost taxpayers $1 trillion. We've found out that most workers won't be able to keep the health insurance plan they currently have, even if they like it. We need to repeal the parts of this bill which hurt access to and coverage for quality affordable health care, and replace it with common-sense bipartisan proposals.
Source: Campaign website, www.dinorossi.com, "Issues" Jul 19, 2010

Opposes government-run healthcare.

Rossi opposes the CC survey question on government-run healthcare

The Christian Coalition voter guide [is] one of the most powerful tools Christians have ever had to impact our society during elections. This simple tool has helped educate tens of millions of citizens across this nation as to where candidates for public office stand on key faith and family issues.

The CC survey summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: "Federal government run health care system"

Source: Christian Coalition Survey 10-CC-q5 on Aug 11, 2010

Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market.

Rossi signed the Contract From America

The Contract from America, clause 7. Defund, Repeal, & Replace Government-run Health Care:

Defund, repeal and replace the recently passed government-run health care with a system that actually makes health care and insurance more affordable by enabling

Source: The Contract From America 10-CFA07 on Jul 8, 2010

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