For immediate release: Mar 16, 2010
Posted by: [GOV]
Contact: Jane Jankowski
Phone: 317/232-1622

Governor asks Indiana House members to reject health care reform legislation

INDIANAPOLIS (March 16, 2010) -The U.S. House of Representatives is preparing to vote later this week on health reform legislation.  Although a few modifications have been made by President Obama, the enormous costs and impact to Hoosier taxpayers have not changed. Governor Daniels has sent a letter to Indiana members of Congress to urge them to reject the bill. The letter reads:

"A few months ago I expressed the view that the health care bills then pending before Congress were hopelessly misguided, unaffordable, and dangerously adverse to the interests of Hoosiers today and tomorrow.  I have hoped that these schemes would be modified and improved given their clear defects and the public's quite sensible rejection of them.  Instead, they have become, if anything, even worse.

Again I ask your leadership in preventing this disastrous national mistake.  You will soon be presented with the most anti-jobs, anti-taxpayer, anti-Indiana measure you may ever see in your Congressional career, and I hope you will represent us well by voting against it."

The governor also shared an Indiana impact statement with the House members. Here is a copy:

A copy of the letter sent to all members of House may be found at this link:

http://www.in.gov/gov/files/Press/031610_Letter.pdf

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