Rep. Roy Blunt (MO) released the following statement today:
“House Democrats on the Energy and Commerce Committee are reportedly meeting behind closed doors to draft legislation that will unnecessarily lead to a rationing of care for American families and limit the advancement of life-saving treatments. A government-run system would do just that by placing bureaucrats between doctors and patients to prescribe treatments based on costs, not medical knowledge.
“Health care in America is too expensive and patients’ choices are too limited. We agree that reform is needed, but Democrats have failed to answer the most basic question of how they want to pay for the more than one trillion dollars of health care spending they’re advocating. Even more disturbing than the lack of details is their insistence on a government-controlled system.
“Instead of a government takeover, Republicans and the Health Care Solutions Group are ready to work with Democrats to make common-sense health care reforms to give every American access to quality, affordable care.”