There is a lot of talk on the Health Care Reform law in Washington. Senator Ben Nelson says there will be votes later today.
“I will vote this evening to remove the 1099 provision because it imposes a needless burden on small businesses and we need to fix that as soon as possible. This will do that.”
Senator Nelson says there are good and bad things with this Health Care Reform law but he does not believe it needs to be discarded all together.
“There are a lot of good parts in the bill and some that I will continue to work to improve. There are those that want to repeal the law and I won’t vote to support repeal when there is a vote to do so. The “repealers” already have health care but they are willing, ready and eager to take it away from hundreds of thousands of Nebraskans who don’t have it.”
Senator Nelson says repealing the Health Care Reform law will hit Nebraskans hard.
“Who wants to see Nebraskans forced into bankruptcy or have to choose between selling their home or paying for medical care? Who wants to see all Nebraskans health care costs rising every year by double digits or more with no end in sight? Who wants to send the tax collector out to take the money back from the seniors who got money to help them with their Medicare prescription drug benefit?”
Senator Nelson says many Nebraskans are benefitting from Health Care Reform already including six-thousand seniors that have claimed their rebate for hitting the Medicare Part D donut hole. Many small businesses are now able to insure their employees for the first time. He is very concerned that those voting on Health Care Reform already have insurance and have nothing to worry about much unlike those who don’t.