McMorris Rodgers Urges Bipartisan, Patient-Centered Health Care Reform
(Washington, D.C.) Today, Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers released the following statement after President Barack Obama urged Congress to pass health care reform.
“I share the President’s goal of reforming health care in this country, but do not believe that a government take over of health care is the best solution. Since the beginning of the discussion, I have been advocating an approach that is neither Democrat nor Republican, but that is right for American families. That means reforms that preserve the special doctor-patient relationship, lowers costs and makes our nation healthier.”
“When I take my son Cole to the doctor, I don't want the doctor to do just something; I want the doctor to do the right thing. The same is true of health care reform; we shouldn’t rush to do something. Instead, we need to be sure we’re doing the right thing. I believe the right health care reforms will preserve individual choice and make health insurance more affordable for individuals, small businesses and their employees. In addition, I favor reforming medical liability laws, investing in health information technology and reducing waste, fraud and abuse in Medicare and Medicaid and enhancing quality of services provided. We must also empower Americans to take control of their health care decisions and lead healthier lives. Solutions such as these will not cost taxpayers trillions of dollars. Instead, they will work to keep costs down.”