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Republican San Diego Congressmen Address Health Care

Republican San Diego Congressmen Address Health Care
The health care debate has moved out of Washington as members of Congress have gone on recess. Two of San Diego's Republican congressmen say what they want from health care reform.

The health care debate has moved out of Washington as members of Congress have gone on recess. Two of San Diego's Republican congressmen say what they want from health care reform.

Congressman Duncan Hunter says he favors health care reform. He wants health care benefits to be portable and he says insurance companies should not refuse coverage due to pre-existing conditions. Yet he voted against health care reform legislation when it went before the House Education and Labor committee.

"This bill does not do what it set out to do," says Hunter. "One, reduce costs and two, provide better health coverage and health insurance to the American people."

Fellow republican Brian Bilbray says he also believes people with pre-existing conditions shouldn't be denied insurance. But he fears a government insurance option would give employers a reason to drop their coverage. House legislation, favored by Democrats, would require businesses to pay a tax if they do not provide health care benefits to their employees.

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