Utah Republican Senator Orrin Hatch remains firmly against any kind of new government-managed health care plan. Senate majority leader Harry Reid on Monday announced that the Senate health care reform measure would include a so-called public option that would allow states to opt out of the government-sponsored insurance which would compete against private companies in the health insurance market. Sen. Hatch says simply putting new window dressing on the failed idea of a government plan is absolutely the wrong way to address a critical national issue that affects every American life and every American business. Hatch claims the public option would be the beginning of a federal takeover of the insurance industry. He says once this entitlement has been implemented it would be impossible to dismantle it.
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