House Republican Whip Eric Cantor published a blog post today on NRO's blog, "The Corner." Read an excerpt here:
Rather than moving quickly to reform our health-care system, it’s more important that we get it done right. Such a massive undertaking requires thoughtful and scrupulous consideration because any mistakes — and the damage they will cause for years to come — will prove nearly impossible to undo. We need look no further than the U.K. to learn that lesson.
That’s why we must work to ensure that elements which the American people simply don’t want aren’t thrust into our health-care apparatus by some in Washington.
There are three areas of agreement on which responsible Democrats and Republicans should be able to agree.
First, the government must not assume decision-making authority over choices that are best left up to the patient and doctor. Choosing a type of care and treatment is an extremely personal affair, and limiting flexibility is unacceptable. Doctors and their patients should not be constrained by the decrees of any Washington commissions, boards, or officials purporting to know what’s best for all people.