Schwarzenegger Endorses Obama Health Care Effort

By Jacqueline Klingebiel

Oct 6, 2009 10:25am

First there was Frist (sort of). Then Thompson. Then Bloomberg.

And today Arnold Schwarzenegger will become the latest high-profile (non-Senate) Republican to sign on to the health care plans pushed by President Obama.

Here's the statement:

For Immediate Release:    

Tuesday, October 6, 2009    

Governor Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on National Push for Health Care Reform

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement urging the passage of health care reform at the national level:

“As Governor, I have made significant efforts to advance health reform in California. As the Obama Administration was launching the current debate on health care reform, I hosted a bipartisan forum in our state because I believe in the vital importance of this issue, and that it should be addressed through bipartisan cooperation.

“Our principal goals, slowing the growth in costs, enhancing the quality of care delivered, improving the lives of individuals, and helping to ensure a strong economic recovery, are the same goals that the president is trying to achieve. I appreciate his partnership with the states and encourage our colleagues on both sides of the political aisle at the national level to move forward and accomplish these vital goals for the American people.

Still waiting for Olympia Snowe…

- George Stephanopoulos

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