G. Taylor to continue fighting health care

HATTIESBURG MS, (WDAM) – U.S. Representative Gene Taylor says he will continue to oppose the health care bill passed by the house on Sunday.

In a statement Taylor said,

“I voted against H.R. 3962, the Affordable Health Care for America Act, on November 7, 2009 and I will continue to oppose this legislation in the House. The House passed the bill by a vote of 220-215. During House consideration, I voted for the Stupak amendment, which prohibits federal funds from paying for abortions or from subsidizing health insurance plans that would cover abortions. The House passed the Stupak amendment by a vote of 240-194.

Taxpayers cannot afford a new federal health insurance program. The government already provides Medicare, Medicaid, and other programs to provide medical care for senior citizens, people with disabilities, and others who have substantial medical needs. Our nation also has an obligation to provide medical coverage for veterans, active-duty military and their dependents, National Guard and Reserve personnel, and military retirees. With the national debt in excess of $12 trillion and projected to grow far into the future, I believe that Congress should focus on fulfilling the promises that have already been made rather than make new promises that we cannot afford.