Dean: Don’t craft health care for single GOP vote
In a speech to Congress Wednesday, President Barack Obama may come out for a public health care option that would be triggered only if health insurance companies don’t provide affordable solution in a predetermined time frame. One Republican Senator, Olympia Snowe, has expressed support for this idea. Gov. Howard Dean told Fox News’ Chris Wallace that it was a mistake to craft a bill just to get a single Republican vote Sunday.
“The problem is it won’t work. It doesn’t add anything. If you’re going to do that, just do the insurance reform,” said Dean. “There’s no point in spending $600 billion and giving it to the insurance industry. We know what they’ll do with it. I’m hopeful he’ll stick to his guns and we’ll have the reform we were promised in the campaign.”
This video is from Fox’s Fox News Sunday, broadcast Sept. 6, 2009.