Press Release
From the Office of State Senator Kel Seliger, District 31

March 22, 2009
Contact: Gina Dowdy, (806) 374-8994

Statement from Senator Seliger on the Passage of the Federal Health Care Bill

"Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) stated last week that the current health care reform proposal will not reduce the cost of health and will not reduce the deficit. The number one reason why so many Americans cannot afford health insurance is the high and rising costs of health care in this country.

In addition to imposing sweeping and unprecedented mandates, the measure passed yesterday represents the largest business tax in U.S. history. Businesses will no longer be able to afford health insurance for their employees.

Ultimately, these 'reforms' will constitute an entitlement program whose size and administrative problems will dwarf Social Security."