Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Harkin: Think of health care reform as a starter home

Harkin and other Dems see this bill as just the first step. They clearly want the Federal Government to have an even greater role in our healthcare decision making.

"What we are buying here is a modest home, not a mansion. What we are getting here is a starter home. It's got a good foundation: 30 million Americans are covered. It's got a good roof: A lot of protections from abuses by insurance companies. It's got a lot of nice stuff in there for prevention and wellness. But, we can build additions as we go along in the future. It is a starter home. Think about it in that way," Harkin said by telephone Thursday morning.