Brady, Quinn Miles Apart On Health Care Overhaul

CHICAGO (AP) — If Bill Brady is elected Illinois governor, he says he’d work with Congress to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, which he considers government intrusion.

Gov. Pat Quinn supports the law, which he says can protect Illinois consumers from unfair insurance price increases.

The law is a federal initiative, but it’s up to state governors to determine how it’s implemented.

Voters on Tuesday will choose between the vastly different approaches of the Democratic incumbent and his Republican challenger, Brady.

Quinn would continue to accept federal money tied to the law, using that money to beef up Illinois’ weak regulatory powers over health insurers.

Brady would oppose the law, making sure Illinois joins 20 other states challenging it in court.

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  • Jim

    Obamacare just cost our company employees an average of 12% increase in next years premiums! Good thing I received that information prior to election day!

  • derek

    Well Billy Boy is not getting my vote.

  • Bob

    I love it when commenters use the word “Obamacare”, as if insuring thousands of men, women and children in IL is a bad thing. I hope you lose your job Jim. That way when the Republicans have their way in Congress, you can choose between paying the bills or getting your medicine.
    Or better yet, have everything you’ve ever earned taking away from you because you got sick. Yeah! Can’t wait for it to happen to you Jim.

  • Dave

    In response to Jim’s comment – our premiums our going up weather the health care bill was passed or not by Congress. Your premium is up 12%? Boo-hoo! My premiums went up 25% in two years alone – and that was during the Bush administration. Get your facts straight Jim. At least the Democrats came up with a solution and did something no adminstration has done since Roosevelt; took the initiative and reformed our near-bankrupt healthcare system. My vote is with Quinn.

  • jimbo

    They took a horrible bill and lied to us . and rammed it down Americas throat..iIt wont reduce the deficit, it will ration care, you wont get to keep your doctor and doctors will run from Medicare in droves….. stop falling for Obamas lies..there was no recovery summer, there are no shovel ready jobs and he isnt a friend to Israel among many other fairy tales….wake up..

  • Don Snafio

    Hey Quinn, you crook! Take that state income tax increase you levied on us and use that towards this ridiculous Health Care idea. Turd.

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