Senator Denounces Federal Budget Bill as ‘Trojan Horse’ to Fund New Health Care Law

December 10, 2010 16:21

Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., noted that the Senate version would provide $19 million to the IRS for dictating health insurance under the new law; $6.25 billion to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for new health reform programs, and $210 million to the Health Resources and Services Administration for public health workforce programs.


“Using the end-of-the-year spending bill as a Trojan horse to fund the new federal health care law is hardly the mandate from the November elections,” Coburn said in a written statement to “Yet this is what Congress is doing through the must-pass spending bill to fund government operations.”

Coburn noted that the bill spends $12 million on an unelected panel of bureaucrats that Coburn says “will issue costly mandates, make coverage decisions for all Americans, and could deny patient choice under the guise of ‘prevention.'”

“We already know the health law isn’t working,” he said. “Members who supported it are guilty of misleading advertising. During the last six months we have seen health insurance premiums increase, not decrease, because the new law. It’s time for Congress to extend current tax rates, pass a clean spending bill — a ‘continuing resolution’ — without extraneous and vague health care provisions, and go home.”


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