Cochran: Health care reform needs ‘close scrutiny’

A recent hotly debated national health care program could lead to an overabundance of government involvement in the medical industry, a longtime U.S. Senator told the Columbus Rotary Club Tuesday.

If passed, the health care bill may lead to “too much” federal involvement in the nation’s private medical industry, according to Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss.

“If we create a government-run system, we may have too much government involvement in hospital administration and the medical industry,” Cochran said. “We need more, not fewer, health care options. I think we need to put the system under very close scrutiny.”

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