Health care reform: Statement from Rep. Dean Heller | NevadaAppeal.com

Health care reform: Statement from Rep. Dean Heller

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today U.S. Congressman Dean Heller (R-Nev.) made the following statement on the House passage of H.R. 3590, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and H.R. 4872, the Reconciliation Act of 2010.

“Today Congress did a great disservice to the American people. By choosing ideology over their constituency, Congress has empowered the federal government to take control of individual health care choices. Those who voted for this measure stood up for political buyoffs and special deals that benefit a small few while sticking the majority of Americans with higher taxes and higher health care costs. For our children and grandchildren, we will be passing on record debt and lower quality of life. At a time when Americans are asking for jobs, Congress has decided to deliver bigger government and less opportunity,” said Heller.