Rep Young Pledges to Repeal Health Reform, Cut Fed Budget

Indiana’s 9th District Congressman Todd Young plans on supporting a repeal of President Obama’s current health care plan.

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Todd Young pledges to cut federal spending.

With health care reform staying in the spotlight in Washington, Indiana’s 9th District Congressman Todd Young plans on supporting a repeal of President Obama’s current health care plan.

Though the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office says a repeal would cost $230 billion over the next 10 years, Young says replacing the current plan is key to maintaining a fiscally responsible plan.

“I emphasis replace,” he says, “this is something I campaigned on and made it very clear that we need healthcare reform. I credit those who recognize this fact on both sides of the isle. Regrettably, this health care legislation that passed bends the cost curve upward as we look into distant years.”

Right now, Democrats in the Senate say they plan to stop any repeal of the current plan, but Young feels the House still has a responsibility to voters to uphold promises made last fall.

“We’re doing the people’s work,” he says. “The fact that the majority of the Senate may choose not to go along with this repeal of health care should not dissuade us.”

In addition to health care reform changes, Young also sees job creation and a balanced budget as two of the most important things the 112th Congress can accomplish this year.

“Our main focus right now,” he says, “is addressing some of the spending and passing a budget. That will be a tall order, but we’re certainly going to give it a go.”

Young currently serves on the House Budget Committee, and the Armed Serves Committee.

Dan Goldblatt

Dan Goldblatt is the Multi-media Producer for WFIU/WTIU News. A graduate of Indiana University, he studied journalism and anthropology. He currently lives in Bloomington with his cat, June Carter.

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