Senator Jane Nelson
P.O. Box 12068, State Capitol
Austin, Texas 78711
Tel. (512) 463-0112
Fax (512) 463-0923


March 22, 2010
Contact: Janet Elliott (512) 463-0112

Statement by Senator Nelson on Passage of Federal Health Care Bill

Texas State Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, chairman of the Senate Health & Human Services Committee, issued the following statement on passage of the federal health care bill:

"I am deeply concerned about the impact this fiscally irresponsible plan will have on our state budget. There are better ways to improve health care access. The new federal mandates will exacerbate our medical work force shortages and harm small businesses at a time when many are struggling to survive. I also worry about the impact these reforms will have on the quality of health care for our citizens."