While the president gets set to sign health care legislation, the debate is far from over.
La Crosse Democrat Ron Kind admits that he was undecided even as late as Saturday about how he’d cast his vote on the health care bill. Kind, who ultimately voted in favor of the bill, says doing nothing was not an option.
“This bill is not the end all be all when it comes to health care reform. It is not a perfect bill. It is a bill that will need to be implemented and adjusted and some changes made as we learn more and more what works and what doesn’t work.”
Kind says the health care discussion isn’t going away any time soon.
“One thing is certain, the cost of doing nothing was not acceptable. The status quo is unsustainable.”
Ultimately, Kind says, for us to move away from a “sick care” system, there’s a role for everyone to play in the future of health care reform. He says that includes policy makers, health care providers, businesses, and individuals. Kind says we all have to take personal responsibility, which includes eating right, exercising, and quit smoking in order to avoid chronic diseases.
Jackie Johnson report 1:23