Thursday, June 18, 2009

Isakson on HealthCare

Saw this over at ThinkProgress. Wanted to share it because Isakson is up for reelection in Georgia soon!

ISAKSON: Having private competition, facilities like Emory that are private, public like Grady competing with one another is a good system. What we have got to guard against is becoming a single-payer government system. You take competition out of health care and you’ll have less quality and a higher cost.

Indeed, President Obama outlined Monday that he too opposes single-payer and would prefer a system where “the private insurance companies have to compete with a public option” because “it will keep them honest and it will keep — help keep their prices down.” Is Isakson prepared to vote for Obama’s health care plan?

To be honest, I think he is just vying for reelection. He is afraid of how close the election was with Chambliss and Martin. Who can blame him though, Georgia is as blue now as it has ever been in recent history!