COBLE FILES STATEMENT ON HEALTH CARE BILL
Mar 21, 2010 -
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)----While the vote will come later this evening, US. Rep. Howard Coble (R-NC) just placed a statement into the Congressional Record restating his opposition to the current health care reform legislation. Congressman Coble said that he will vote against the Democratic plan later tonight.
“I rise in opposition to the proposed government takeover of our health care system,” said in his written statement for the Congressional Record. “I have not come at this decision lightly. Although a small portion of my constituents support this proposal, the vast majority wants nothing to do with it. Clearly there are areas of our health care system that need to be improved. That being said, this bill is a complete overhaul of the system.
“Make no mistake about it. This bill will put the government in control of our health care. It is a train wreck waiting to occur and considering our current economic morass, we need no train wrecks. It is with the best interests of all of my constituents, their children and future generations that I will oppose this legislation.”
Rep. Coble said he believes that Speaker Pelosi and Democratic congressional leaders have secured enough votes to reach the 216 mark needed to pass the bill.