Hill touts (benefits only of) health care bill
From Seymour's TribTown.com...
Indiana 9th District Rep. Baron Hill of Seymour said the health care bill passed Sunday in the House will have a positive impact on southern Indiana residents.
“Immediately, the reform measure bans insurance companies from denying coverage to children with pre-existing conditions, creates a temporary high-risk pool for the 10,000 southern Indiana residents with pre-existing conditions to secure affordable care, prohibits insurers from dropping people when they get sick,” Hill said Sunday night.
He added it also “eliminates lifetime limits and restrictive annual limits on coverage, requires new private plans to cover preventatives services and immunizations with no co-payments, allows young people to remain on their parents’ insurance policy until their 26th birthday, makes small businesses that provide coverage to their employees eligible for a tax credit of up to 35 percent of premiums and gives Hoosier seniors a $250 rebate to offset the price of high prescription drug costs.”All costs; no benefits. If Hill sees it that way, he's ignorant. If he's selling it that way, he's a typical, despicable national politician. I'll bet on the latter.
Republicans seeking their party’s nomination to challenge for the 9th District seat this fall said they were disappointed with Hill’s decision.
Three different approaches:
Travis Hankins of Columbus has asked Gov. Mitch Daniels and the Indiana General Assembly to call a special session to exclude Indiana from the health care bill...Mike Sodrel of New Albany said “Anyone who believes government cost estimates to be certain, as released by the Congressional Budget Office, probably believes in the Tooth Fairy and the Easter Bunny.”
Todd Young of Bloomington said he would “continue to lead the charge against this bill and other big government legislation that erodes our liberty and passes along unsustainable debt to our children and grandchildren.”