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Burgess Statement on Democrats’ Government-Run Health Care Bill

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Republican Leader of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, released the following statement on House Democrats’ government-run, single-payer health care bill.

“As a physician serving in Congress, I have spent over a decade working to limit government involvement in health care. This one-size-fits-all, Soviet-style policy is a substantial move in the wrong direction, and it could result in catastrophic ramifications for American patients today and for generations to come.

“This legislation necessitates an immediate hearing in the Energy and Commerce Committee and careful consideration by all lawmakers. As I wrote to Chairman Pallone earlier this month, it is important for the committee of jurisdiction, the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, to have a full and transparent hearing process that ensures the full participation of all committee Members, on both sides of the dais.”