Senator Burr Calls Health Care Most Important Vote

North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr says health care will be the most important issue he considers while on Capitol Hill.

Burr took questions Friday from doctors at North Carolina Medical Society offices in Raleigh. He opposes health care bills that have cleared committees.

While President Obama says a government option would balance the power of private insurers, Burr believes it would bring an end to private insurance.

Still, Burr said he wants to help find common ground on improving care and keeping costs down without expanding government control.

Fellow North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan said this week she's willing to consider health care co-ops as an alternative to a new public insurance option. Burr said he's not interested in co-ops if they are essentially run by the government.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Bob Location: Belhaven on Aug 28, 2009 at 03:51 PM
    Senator Burr has impressed me as a very intelligent individual, who cares what the voters of NC wish! I have written him many times and received intelligent and cogent responses! Hagan returns non-responsive emails and invites me to join her blog! She comes across as one feeling they are superior and dares anyone to question her decisions. Senator Burr will have my support where as Hagans removal is my desire! If we had more senators like Burr, I would feel alot better about our future!
  • by MrT Location: LaNC on Aug 28, 2009 at 01:27 PM
    Just as I predicted it would happen. Chris Dodd now wants to call the Obama health care bill the Edward Kennedy Memorial Health Care Plan.What a bunch of unethical crooks.Of course Teddy was one too.Just look at how he wanted the law changed in Massachusetts just so the liberal Dumbocrat governor could appoint the Senator that will take his{Kennedy's} place.
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