Barbour lists problems with healthcare reform
Published: February 8,2011
JACKSON — Gov. Haley Barbour and 19 other Republican governors have submitted a list of potential healthcare law improvements for the administration to consider, if the law passed last year by the Democratic Congress isn’t repealed or struck down by the courts.
“In addition to its constitutional infringements, we believe the system proposed by the (administration) is seriously flawed, favors dependency over personal responsibility and will ultimately destroy the private insurance market,” the letter to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius reads. “Because of this, we do not wish to be the federal government’s agents in this policy in its present form.
“We wish states had been given more opportunity to provide input when the (law) was being drafted. We believe in its current form the law will force our health care system down a path sure to lead to higher costs and the disruption or discontinuation of millions of Americans’ insurance plans.”
The President’s healthcare law “in its current form threatens to destroy our budgets and perpetuate and magnify the most costly aspects of our health care system,” the letter states.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
FOLLOW THE MBJ ON TWITTERMy Tweets
Top Posts & Pages
- Canadian company purchasing Southern Lumber for nearly $50M
- Winchester lands $50M ammunition contract from Homeland Security
- Lawmakers question education leaders about escalating administrative costs
- Deer processors need to use caution to insure safe, tasty venison
- Peavey Electronics reorganizing under new globalization plan
- Pearl ordering rental properties to retrofit with sprinklers, build storm shelters
- C Spire completes acquisition of MegaGate Broadband
- Columbia Parachute expanding, relocating to BusinessPlex
- Tourism conference being held on Coast; industry to ask state for more money