‘Top Line’: The Case Against Obama’s Health Care Plan

Jun 16, 2009 3:02pm

ABC News’ Rick Klein reports: While President Obama’s health care plan still takes shape, the arguments against it are clear: It’s being attacked as too expensive, too risky, and too disruptive to the health care system.

On ABCNews.com’s “Top Line” today, Rick Scott, the chairman of Conservatives for Patients’ Rights, said that while he still can’t be sure what precisely the president will push for, his main concern is that it will represent a move in the direction of government-run health care.

Regarding plans that include a “public option” to expand insurance, Scott said: “Do we need one more insurance company? Second, [a public plan doesn’t] need a surplus. Will they use their tax benefits, will they use it to disadvantage the private sector?”

“If you’re going to buy insurance and you can get it $20 less buying the government plan if you — an individual or an employer — what are you going to do? And they don’t have to have — they won’t have to have surpluses, they can use tax dollars, they can decide what’s going to be covered what’s not going to be covered, they’ll be the referee. What — what will happen? The odds are we’ll all move to a government plan.”

Watch our full interview with Rick Scott HERE.

We also sat down with GOP strategist Kevin Madden about the health care push and President Obama’s reaction to the election in Iran.

Click HERE to see the interview with Kevin Madden.


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