Con to the question "Is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Good for America?"
"As 2009 drew to a close, the House of Representatives and the Senate each passed versions of a health-care reform bill based largely on President Obama’s call for government-run care – even though polls showed nearly two in three Americans opposed the plan. (A CNN poll in December found that 61 percent opposed the legislation, and just 36 percent supported it.)
Both the House- and Senate-passed versions of the bill would impose $500 billion in new taxes and cut roughly $500 billion from Medicare to pay for a new health-care entitlement, raise health insurance premiums for just about everyone, and increase Washington’s control over health-care decisions.
I voted against the Senate bill, the single most dangerous consequence of which is the inevitable rationing that would result in the delay and denial of care."
"Health Care," www.kyl.senate.gov (accessed June 25, 2010
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