In the Weekly GOP Address, Sen. Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-OK) discusses the recent health care summit with President Obama and Democrats and why it’s important to start over on health care. Dr. Coburn says, "Im concerned that the majority in Congress still is not listening to the American people on the subject of health care reform. By an overwhelming margin, the American people are telling us to scrap the current bills, which will lead to a government takeover of health care, and we should start over. Unfortunately, even before the summit took place the majority in Congress signaled its intent to reject our offers to work together. Instead they want to use procedural tricks and backroom deals to ram through a new bill that combines the worst aspects of the bills the Senate and House passed last year." Instead, Dr. Coburn lays out Republican solutions that he’s advocated for a long time. "Our solutions are patient-centered, not government-centered. We believe in expanding options, not government; increasing access, not taxes; and reducing costs, not quality. Most importantly, we believe that no one has the right to step between you and your doctor."

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