“I think the president missed an important opportunity tonight to answer many questions on the public’s mind. Rather than providing meaningful details, the president has simply presented broad objectives.
“So far, all we have to go on are a handful of healthcare reform bills before Congress. The president didn’t rule out the House plan supported by Speaker Pelosi which calls for a public option as well as $500 billion in cuts to Medicare and another $150 billion in cuts to Medicare Advantage to pay for it.
“Many Ohioans I’ve talked to want to know why the government needs to implement a complete healthcare overhaul when common sense measures such allowing small businesses to pool coverage, offering the ability to deduct the full cost of their health insurance premiums, and tort reform, should be considered.”