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Health Care Bill Gives Government Unprecedented Powers

Washington, March 21, 2010 - Tonight the House of Representatives narrowly passed legislation to expand the federal government’s role in every American’s health care decisions with a sweeping takeover of the nation’s health care system. Congressman Bill Posey (R-Rockledge) cast his vote against the bill, citing massive new tax increases coupled with more debt, more bureaucracy, a loss of personal freedom and a lack of transparency in the overall process of writing and passing the legislation.

“From the very beginning, the process of drafting a health care reform bill has lacked transparency, accountability and any kind of honest bipartisan discussion,” said Congressman Posey. “Never before has Congress considered a bill that so fundamentally changes the relationship between our people and the government. No one is suggesting the status quo is acceptable and I have cosponsored more than a dozen health care bills aimed at fixing the problems with our current system. And I worry that by enacting this legislation, Congress and the Administration will be driving our nation deeper into debt with the bill being passed on to our children and grandchildren.” 

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