Tuesday, November 24, 2009
U.S. Senator Arlen Specter says he is not worried about Republican efforts to “Sink” health care reform legislation as it moves through the Senate. “They have become the party of no,” says Specter, “Republicans are vowing to sink everything. They tried to sink the stimulus package, they are trying to sink health care reform. But there are 60 votes in the Senate and we are moving it along.” Specter says the nation will get, “a good healthcare reform bill.” He says, “I believe we will have the public option one way or another and we will be insuring millions of Americans and we will save money.” Those savings would come through more people seeking preventative care and help during the early stages of illnesses. Many of those watching the debate closely are using the end of the year as a milestone. Specter says he does not want to put a time line on the process. “It is more important that it is done right rather than done fast," says Specter.