Transcript: Sen. Harry Reid on Health-Care Reform

Senate Democratic Communications Center
Wednesday, June 10, 2009; 1:32 PM

In a single word, this health care debate is about choices.

Will our country choose to tell parents they cannot take their child to the dentist because insurance is nonexistent or prohibitively expensive? Will we choose to tell small businesses that they have to lay off employees because they can't afford skyrocketing health care premiums?

Or will we choose real, meaningful health care reform that ensures everyone can afford the quality care they deserve?

There is another way that this debate is about choice. Democrats are committed to ensuring all Americans can choose their doctors, hospitals and health plans.

No matter what Republicans claim, the government has no intention of choosing for you any of these things -- or meddling in any of these relationships.

If you like the coverage you have, you can choose to keep it.

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