Alexi Giannoulias on Health Care
KIRK: That's right.
Q: Mr. Giannoulias, will stand by health care reform as passed by the Congress?
GIANNOULIAS: Look, the health care bill was far from a perfect vehicle. That being said, I think it did some important things that the congressman wants to repeal. The denial of coverage for pre-existing conditions, making sure that kids in between college and their first job have health care. And I think morally we shouldn't have 51 million Americans without affordable, basic health care. But again, there's a lot more to be done. I would have loved to have seen a provision there to negotiate drug rates for Medicare the way that the VA does.
KIRK: By the way, coverage of pre-existing conditions was in our bill.
GIANNOULIAS: The difference is he wants to repeal it, I want to reform it and fix it and make sure that it works for small businesses and their families.
The final bill should require that insurance companies immediately stop discriminating against Americans with preexisting conditions, rather than allowing a three-year grace period before they must comply.
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