Colorado’s Bennet leads Senate Dems in health care speeches
WASHINGTON – Senator Michael Bennet says he’s “enormously optimistic” Congress will approve a health care reform bill this year in part because the status quo cannot continue.
The Colorado Democrat led a group of freshmen in a series of floor speeches Thursday as the Senate gears up for a historic debate later this month.
The senators addressed what they called “myths” created by opponents of the Democratic health care plan. They said the failure to enact reforms is the main factor driving rising federal deficits, that the U.S. health system isn’t the best in the world for every American, and people want more health plans choices, including a public plan.
Bennet said 62 percent of personal bankruptcies in Colorado are related to health care.