BRUMFIELD – Childers won’t support current congressional healthcare bill, maybe senate version

U.S. Rep. Travis Childers says he won’t vote for a health care bill just out of the House Energy & Commerce Committee.

“I will not support it, as it’s constituted today,” the Booneville Democrat told the Daily Journal Editorial Board earlier today.

However, Childers said he wants health care reform that will address cost-cutting and is fair to small-business owners.

Childers predicted he is more likely to agree with a health care reform bill under development in the Senate, which he described as much more middle-of-the-road, although any bill will be changed many times before it’s finally considered.