Shea-Porter Statement on President's Health Care Speech

Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter released the following statement regarding President Obama’s health care speech to a joint session of Congress:


“Tonight, President Obama reminded us all what this debate is really about. It is not about death panels or the other lies that opponents have spread to try to distract us from the task at hand. The debate is about health care reform. Rising costs are crippling families and small businesses in New Hampshire and across the county. Costs are growing at an unsustainable rate. The status quo is unfair and unacceptable. We need to control costs and offer choice and competition. Americans need Congress to pass a meaningful and strong health care bill now.”