NC senators talk health care

August 24, 2009 8:12:33 PM PDT
North Carolina's senators spent Monday evening talking about health care reform.Republican Richard Burr and Democrat Kay Hagan spoke to a group of people from the agriculture industry in Raleigh Monday night.

Hagan warned that inaction would jeopardize the nation's economic security.

Burr said later that making a mistake in the reform legislation would mean future generations would be stuck trying to reverse the damage.

"I'm vehemently opposed to a government option that would proposals that are going through congress now because of the increased cost," Sen. Burr said.

"There's a projection in several years that a family of four, health care costs would be $25,000, that's unsustainable," Sen. Hagan said.

Hagan said she supports a government backed insurance option that would allow the uninsured access to care.

And as Burr mentioned, he opposes government involvement in such a plan.


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