Massa wants to change cost, funding of healthcare bill
FINGER LAKES—Congressman Eric Massa (D-NY) has said several times that he would vote against the healthcare reform bill as it currently stands. However, he has also said several times there is “a lot of the bill I agree with.”
“It does reach the goal of covering all Americans,” he said. “That’s critical.”
What is the problem then?
Massa pointed out two parts he said are the main reason he disagrees with the healthcare reform bill. They are where funding will come from and the costs for consumers. Massa had said previously that under this healthcare reform bill, the price of healthcare premium prices will double within six years.
“I’m very concerned of funding,” he said.
Massa said if those two areas are not changed, he will not approve of the reform bill, adding he will try very hard to solve those two problems. He also added that he could support the healthcare reform bill in the future.