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3/19/10

Health Care vote expected Sunday, Neugebauer adamant about his vote

By Katie Bauer - bio | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The arm twisting continues Washington D.C. on a highly controversial Health Care Bill, but no amount of persuasion would convince Lubbock Congressman Randy Neugebauer to change his vote. By Sunday evening, the nation could very well know whether or not the healthcare bill will become reality.

The White House remains confident and expects the bill to be passed, but Congressman Randy Neugebauer says Sunday's vote is not a guarantee.

Here's where things stand right now. The Democrats have released the final version of the President's Health Care Bill. Under the overhaul, 95% of Americans would have coverage, but that comes with a hefty price tag.  They say the bill will cost $940-billion over the next ten years, but Neugebauer says he doesn't believe it.

"This thing is going to end up costing a lot more money and what is going to happen is the reimbursement rates are going to go down and the quality and the availability of health care for the American people is going to diminish as well," said Neugebauer.

Under this massive bill, everyone will be required to be insured with the exception of those who still can't afford it. The President is expected to meet with Democrats Saturday.

Neugebauer says he wants to assure the people of District 19, that he will not be voting in favor of this bill and that not one Republican is expected to vote in favor of it either.

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