Blunt, Carnahan cite 'common sense' in health care bill
Monday, March 22, 2010 | 12:36 p.m. CDT
JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri's leading candidates for U.S. Senate are both citing "common sense" for their opposite positions on a federal health care overhaul.
Congress voted Sunday night to send the legislation to President Barack Obama.
Republican Congressman Roy Blunt, a candidate for Senate, voted against the bill. He described it as a government takeover that "will make health care worse and more expensive." Blunt said he is standing up for the values and common sense of Missouri residents.
Secretary of State Robin Carnahan is the leading Democratic candidate for Senate. She said the health care bill contains "important common sense protections that were long overdue." But Carnahan says it is far from perfect and changes are needed to hold down costs and crack down on insurance companies.
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