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Rep. Glazier: Keeping federal health care law far outweighs costs (audio)

Rep. Rick Glazier says he “respectfully disagrees” with his colleagues in the General Assembly who want to derail portions of the federal health care law.

House Bill 2 is intended to block the individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act and direct North Carolina’s Attorney General to join other states in challenging the federal law.

But as the anti-health care initiative moves to the floor on Wednesday, Glazier says his Republican colleagues need to understand  millions of North Carolinians are benefiting from various portions of the bill they are seeking to weaken.

To hear Rep. Glazier detail the benefits of the Affordable Care Act, click below:

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  3. Tothepoint

    February 1, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    While working to make sure that health care is reasonably affordable and as widespread as possible is a good thing and what all of us want, this comment by Mr. Glazier is all too often an example of what is wrong with those who want the government to take care of it all.

    “keep our law regardless of the cost!”

    This is where social progressives lose perspective on reality.

    Bottom line. You can’t provide unlimited medical care to everyone. Its just not possible without rationing or limiting services.

    The other problem is that unless people start taking responsibility for proper health, the idea that they can do what ever they want (smoke, get fat, unprotected sex, etc…), or not do anything (like excercise), and then have their health problems taken care off is a financial wreck for our economy.

  4. ToThePoint

    February 1, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    Bottom line: You cant provide unlimited reimbursement to all medical providers signed up for the State Health Plan and Medicaid, and still “reduce spending” on medical care the way the new leadership at the General Assembly claims they want to do. Fee-for-service has some very perverse incentives.

  5. Groundhog Day

    February 2, 2011 at 10:46 am

    […] to have all these things, we’ve got to join together to drive down the cost. Enter the mandate that everyone be insured. In order to keep cost down, the […]

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