Sen. Charles Grassley on the Cost of Health Care Reform

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Transcript

There's a price tag of $1.6 trillion on President Obama's plan to overhaul health care, according to the Congressional Budget Office. The Takeaway talks with Republican Senator Charles Grassley of Iowa. He's the ranking member of the powerful Senate Finance Committee and one of the chief critics of the plan's spiraling costs.

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"Can you imagine the money they're making by discriminating against people for pre-existing conditions? If we do away with that and if we have community rating, don't you think that we're standing up to them?"
— Sen. Charles Grassley on health insurance companies

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Senator Charles Grassley

Comments [2]

Julie

I know politics is a very interesting game....especially since each representative is carefully choosing his words to flawlessly fit between his own morals and keeping the party happy and of course the companies that supply the $$.

Since this is such a difficult job....if one listens carefully, you can pick up some interesting info. Senator Grassley mentioned that Ford didn't get government (taxpayers) money. That was unfair, he said, since General Motors did....he said. Let's remember that Ford didn't ask for any $$....to it's credit, I'd say....apparently they managed their money a bit better or they got a loan preceeding the dry up. Although I've never bought a Ford in my life (we buy used cars and take what is our best buy), I'm still rooting for them.

I'm not against loans, I just think it is interesting that they didn't seem to need one or at least, weren't quite as desperate....they still seem to be in business...I guess time will tell.

Dec. 27 2009 03:38 PM
Makaainana

Dear Senator,

I am digusted that you would sell out 72% of the American public for ???

I am going to do my best to make "doing a Grassley" mean selling out the needy American common man for special interests.

Dissappointed very,

Jun. 24 2009 11:09 PM

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