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Congressman Tom McClintock

Representing the 4th District of California

What's at Stake

November 3, 2009
Speeches
 

What’s at Stake
House Chamber, Washington, D.C.
November 3, 2009

M. Speaker:

What do Americans lose if Nancy Pelosi succeeds in taking over health care?

We’ll lose the freedom to shop around for the policy that best meets our own needs. 

Under her bill, we’re forced to purchase our insurance through a government run exchange.  We’re forced to purchase only those policies that meet all the requirements set by the new health czar or be fined for failing to do so.  And we’re forced to pay for all the cost overruns through higher premiums or higher future taxes. 

Where does all this lead?  In 1993, the government started a public option for student loans, but only a fraction of the public opted in. So last month, the House voted to give the government monopoly control over all student loans.

That’s about to happen to your health care unless 40 “Blue Dog” Democrats decide to stop them.  You need to call them today.