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Sen. Enzi: Private Competition Key to Healthcare Reform

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2009/05/12/Mike_Enzi_Conservative_Principles_of_Healthcare_Reform Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY) argues that a successful healthcare reform bill should lower costs and increase access through private competition. Enzi uses an example from his home state to demonstrate that "competition does work." ----- Congress is preparing to tackle the major task of reforming America's healthcare system. As the country may soon be asked to make fundamental changes, it's critical to understand the principles that should guide the debate. Before a nationalized healthcare agenda moves forward, policymakers should answer questions about whether quality care will be accessible and affordable. Topics - ranging from how best to reform the private health insurance market and expand coverage to the dangers of a government-run public plan competing with private plans - must be addressed. Senator Mike Enzi, the Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, explains how to shape the national conversation on healthcare reform. - Heritage Foundation Michael Bradley "Mike" Enzi is the senior U.S. Senator from Wyoming. Before his election to the U.S. Senate in 1996, Enzi was a businessman who at one time owned family shoe stores. He later became a politician on the state level, having served in the Wyoming Legislature for more than a decade. He was reelected to the U.S. Senate in 2002 and again in 2008. Enzi is a Republican.
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