Indiana Governor, Republican Mitch Daniels, spoke to the Heritage Foundation, a Washington D.C. conservative think-tank, about the high cost of the recently passed Democratic health care bill. Mr. Daniels offered up some of his own ideas on health care that he believes would not be so intrusive in Americans’ lives. Governor Daniels says:
We’ve been through a global recession. Now we’re fighting through a stalled recovery. Revenues are the lowest they’ve been in half a century. Their finances a wreck, many states have effectively sunk into bankruptcy.
Indiana is still afloat. In fact, we’ve fared better than most. We continue to meet our obligations without raising taxes, and the reserves we carefully built and protected will get us through the downturn.
But as if we did not already have enough on our plates, the passage and implementation of Obamacare presents us with a whole new set of challenges and a costly to-do list.
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