President Barack Obama is expected to renew his push for health care reform next week, and a Wisconsin Senator says both sides of the aisle need to be involved. “I think the most important thing that could happen is that there’s a spirit of collaboration. That’s what paralyzes Washington, the lack of that,” said Senator Herb Kohl. The Democrat said bipartisan effort is an important part of passing a good reform bill.
Senator Herb Kohl (1:05 MP3) Senator Herb Kohl (1:05 MP3)
Kohl says even though Democrats and Republicans haven’t been willing to work together so far, he’s hopeful that will change. “We all have to feel that tomorrow’s going to be better than today, so in that sense, I’m optimistic,” Kohl told reporters during a visit to an Appleton school on Friday. Kohl said health care costs in the U.S. are twice as high as any other country, and that won’t change without some kind of meaningful reform.
Rick Schuh, WHBY