Rep. John Shadegg (AZ) was recently interviewed on the grassroots blog site, Smart Girl Politics. He spoke largely about the new health care bill he is co-sponsoring, the Improving Health Care for All Americans Act. Here is a small part of that interview:
This week, I introduced a truly patient-focused alternative, the Improving Health Care for All Americans Act. The most critical component of my bill is that it does not take away the exclusion from income, which makes employer-based health care possible. It allows Americans to keep their employer-provided health care plan and also offers a tax offset to those who would prefer to purchase health care on their own. For those unable to purchase their own health care, it provides a government stipend so they, too, can buy the health care plan of their choice.