Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Blunt: Gov't Should Create Marketplace, Not Run Healthcare

In an interview ahead of President Obama'a address to the country Wednesday night on healthcare, Congressman Roy Blunt told Ky3 News he doubts the president will say anything that will change the minds of Republicans opposed to more government intervention in the system.
"Based on all the previews of what he's going to say tonight, it doesn't sound like it," Blunt said in a satellite interview.
Asked about ways to reduce healthcare costs, putting aside "tort reform," Blunt listed transparency, allowing people to buy insurance across state lines and associated health plans.
"There are some marketplace factors in the current system, but not nearly as many as their easily could be," Blunt said.
President Obama speaks to the country tonight at 7 p.m. Central Time.
You can watch it LIVE on KY3.
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