“I oppose the creation of a government-run public insurance program and continue to have serious concerns about its unintended consequence for Missourians who have private insurance plans they like,” he said in a statement issued this week.
Mr. Skelton also expressed concerns that the bill would allow tax dollars to pay for abortions, a worry that led 40 Democrats to send a letter to House leaders urging them to tighten provisions to prevent federal money from paying to terminate pregnancies.
Friday, November 06, 2009
Skelton opposes House health care bill
Some Democrats, including Fourth District Congressman Ike Skelton, oppose the House health care plan outlined this week by Speaker Nancy Pelosi: