U.S. Senator Tom Coburn

8:08 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

Coburn Campaigns With Mourdock Against Health Care Reform

U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Ok., campaigned on behalf of fellow Republican and Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock at an Indianapolis hospital on Monday to outline alternatives to the Affordable Care Act.

The Mourdock campaign outline its health care plan that would include making all health care expenses tax deductible, allow insurance companies to compete across state lines and enact additional medical malpractice insurance and liability reforms.

Mourdock has been running against President Obama's health care overhaul since the GOP primary, and has called the legislation a disaster.

From the Mourdock campaign:

The Senator and Mr. Mourdock huddled with physicians and administrators at the Indiana Orthopedic Hospital (IOH) to discuss the legislation’s impact on their practices and patients.

"This disastrous legislation is killing jobs, pushing folks off their insurance plans and actually raising the cost of health care. It’s also killing providers and damaging our hospitals,” said Mourdock. “We need to repeal it. But, just as important, we need to replace it with market-oriented, patient-and-doctor driven reforms that actually reduce health care costs,” he continued.

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