Washington, DC – U.S. Senate Candidate Carly Fiorina today made the following statement regarding the Senate vote on healthcare reform:
“Last night, on a purely partisan vote, the U.S. Senate allowed healthcare legislation to move forward. The bills currently under consideration will cost taxpayers trillions of dollars without solving our nation’s healthcare crisis. This vote was all about politics, rather than problem solving – something we see all too often in Washington.
“The bills in both the House and the Senate will bring more government intervention and control into our healthcare system. This is a huge step backwards for the quality of patient care in this country. Decisions about care should be left in the hands of individuals and their doctors and any true reform should focus on that value first. In addition, this legislation is fiscally irresponsible because it creates a massive new entitlement, raises taxes and will add to the federal deficit.
“This is exactly the kind of failed big government approach to solving problems that Barbara Boxer has supported throughout her 18 years in the Senate. This approach has failed to stimulate the economy and will fail to improve healthcare.”