Sen. Brown, Rep. Boehner duel on health care breakthrough

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Sen. Brown, Rep. Boehner duel on health care breakthrough

Dayton Daily News – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-West Chester, didn’t exactly agree on the big breakthrough in health care overhaul on Saturday, Dec. 19.

Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Nebraska, became the critical 60th vote to support passage of health care overhaul and a Senate vote could come by Christmas Eve.

Brown praised the development while Boehner blasted the Democratic-backed health care plan, a key part of President Barack Obama’s domestic agenda.

“This bill is an important step toward strengthening Ohio’s middle class families. When it comes to health insurance, this bill would help those with insurance, those without, and those who fear they won’t have coverage tomorrow,” Brown said in a press release.

“It would immediately reduce insurance premiums for small businesses and over time would reduce the $1000 hidden tax that every family with insurance now pays to make up for uncompensated care provided to those without insurance.”

“This legislation cracks down on insurance practices worthy of Ebenezer Scrooge …..”

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