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So, how does the new health care law affect you?

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Guthrie says health care needs ‘better solutions’

U.S. Rep.  Brett Guthrie, a Bowling Green Republican, said Tuesday in remarks on the House floor that everyone wants to make health care both more accessible and more affordable.

“But for the past year, the majority has been working on the pieces of a puzzle they call health care reform; and now that their puzzle is complete, the picture doesn’t make any sense,” he said.

 “Their final image includes billions of dollars in new taxes, over a trillion dollars in new government spending, increases the premiums of the 85 percent of those who have health insurance now and cuts Medicare by half-a-trillion-dollars,” Guthrie said.

 “And I continue to hear from Kentuckians from home who remain concerned over the possible passage of this bill and who are frustrated with this process,” he said of health care legislation.

 “We need to start over,” Guthrie said. “We need to piece together better solutions in an open and honest system. Now is the time to work on incremental reforms that will lower the cost of health care, without spending trillions and bankrupting future generations.”

Marksberry says Guthrie on ‘wrong side of economic recovery’

There is no primary race for Kentucky’s 2nd District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Voters won’t make a decision until November.

But the race has already started.

Daviess County’s Ed Marksberry, the Democratic candidate for the seat,  fired off a news release Tuesday, saying that inbumbent Congressman Brett Guthrie, a Bowling Green Republican. is “on the wrong side of economic recovery.”

Marksberry said: “It has always been important for our elected leadership to tackle the decades-long neglected issue of our nation’s skyrocketing health care costs and lack of access to health care.  Now, while our country is slowly climbing out of a recession, the issue cannot wait any longer.

“After hearing …Guthrie in person and later reviewing the quotes of his position on health care legislation, I must take issue with him saying, “Americans don’t want this legislation.” I believe he is incorrect about what Kentuckians want. I believe he gets his information from the same sources that influenced Republican leadership (while in control of both the legislative and executive branches) to do nothing for years while double-digit cost increases have had devastating effects on a Kentucky family’s ability to afford health care coverage.

“A USA TODAY survey shows 56% of those surveyed endorse enacting major health care changes this year, as compared to 33% opposed.

“Americans have been ‘taxed’ for decades in the form of low wages and no annual raises due to companies struggling to provide health care coverage as a benefit. This hurts American companies competing globally and contributes greatly to lower spending by the middle class, the ‘economic engine’ of our nation.

“I believe Rep. Guthrie succumbs to special interest groups’ financial influence and not to the will of the people who need help. Following the Mitch McConnell obstructionist playbook is worsening and delaying our country’s full economic recovery.

” I believe it’s time to change our representation in Kentucky’s 2nd Congressional District.”

 www.edmarksberry.com