Alexander Votes Against Health Care Reconciliation Bill

Says “Only Thing Bipartisan About This Bill Is the Opposition to It”

Posted on March 25, 2010

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement regarding Senate passage of the Health Care Reconciliation bill (H.R. 4872):

“The only thing bipartisan about today’s vote is the opposition to this bill. It is an historic mistake to expand a health care delivery system that everyone knows we can’t afford, instead of reducing its cost so more Americans can afford to buy health insurance. The wisest course for our country now is to replace the new health care law with prudent insurance reforms and step-by-step reductions in health care costs so more Americans can afford to buy insurance.”