Leading up to next month's election, we're finding out where local candidates stand on the issues. In the 17th district Congressional Race, Incumbent Republican Bobby Schilling is being challlenged by democrat Cheri Bustos. Tonight we're getting the candidates thoughts on President Obama's government mandated healthcare plan.
"When I hear my opponent talk about repealing and replacing, ya know let's look at the good components that are there and I don't think we want to replace that. And what I would contend is when I hear replace, I have yet to hear what the plan is to replace this. We have 50 million uninsured Americans and when the question is asked, who shouldn't get healthcare? Ya know I'd like to hear what that answer is because I think every American has a right to have access to afordable healthcare."
"Originally the president came out and told the American people that healthcare wasgoing to cost around 8 billion dollars over a ten year period...now estimates are coming out at 2 trillion.Nothing to address torte reform which is a major cost issue. We've got the independent payment advisory board, which is going to put bureaucrats between the doctor and the patient. We need true healthcare reform and the way we do that is both parties coming together and sitting down at a table. We don't do it the way they did it with backroom deals, special states get special things, things like that. So it's an American issue, it's not a democratic or republican issue, it's about doing the right thing for the American folks."
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