For Immediate Release

The Insurance Companies are the Problem not the Solution

WASHINGTON - Following
a statement on the Floor of the House of Representative, Congressman
Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today made the following statement about the
House health care plan: 

we celebrate the new health care legislation, keep in mind that the
American people will be required by law to buy private insurance and
that they will pay a penalty if they don’t.  
“That insurance companies will be subsidized by the government. 
“That insurance companies have had double digit increases in premiums in the past four years. 
“That we are locking in a for profit structure.
is the result of a health care debate of which the flawed premise is
that health care reform can not happen without the cooperation of the
insurance companies, which make money by not providing health care.  
truth is that reform can not happen with them. The insurance companies
are the problem not the solution. This legislation, no matter how well
intended, will likely not be able to deliver, cost too much and be
another bail out for big business at the expense of the American



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