Campaign 2010

Aug 03, 2009

Peter King Doesnít Have a Clue on Health Insurance Reform

Congressman Peter King has once again displayed how out of touch he is with his constituents and the general public.  After telling MSNBC this morning that "health care reform does not rank high" on the list of important issues facing Americans, it's clear that Peter King doesn't grasp the immediate need for reform, particularly considering how many families are struggling with rising health insurance costs. 

 

"This latest display of Peter King's erratic behavior proves that he is out of touch with his constituents and the American people," said Shripal Shah, Northeast Regional Press Secretary for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. 

 

"Everyone but Peter King seems to recognize the need to bring down the cost of health insurance.  It's time for him to get his head out of the sand and live up to his responsibilities to his constituents by working for health insurance reform that will lower costs and increase access to care." 

 

BACKGROUND:

 

"What I am saying is that when you ask the American people ‘What's the most important issue?' to them, health care reform does not rank high." [Peter King on MSNBC, 8/3/09]

 

According to a Time Poll conducted July 27-28, 2009, 69% of those surveyed said it was important that Congress and the President passed a major health care reform bill in the next few months.  [Time.com, 7/29/09]

 

A Kaiser Family Foundation tracking poll conducted July 7-14, 2009, 56% of those surveyed said given the serious economic problems facing the country it is more important than ever to take on health care reform now.  [Kaiser Family Foundation Poll, 7/23/09]

 

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