Thursday, April 1, 2010

Locke defends health reform in WSJ

Posted on Thu, Apr 1, 2010 at 8:48 AM

U.S. Commerce Secretary and former Washington governor Gary Locke today defended President Obama's recent reformation of health care in a Wall Street Journal editorial.

"I understand that in these difficult economic times, the potential for any additional expense is not welcomed by American businesses," Locke writes. "But in the long run, the health insurance reform law promises to cut health-care costs for U.S. businesses, not expand them." 

The editorial comes on the heels of 13 attorneys general (including Washington's Rob McKenna) taking action against the federal government, citing the 10th Amendment and the Commerce Clause as protection against reform.  

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