[Democrat state senator Steve] Herron cited the health care bill — which he said he would not have voted for “in that form” — as an example of an area where cost control would be a challenge.
“I know what the Congressional Budget Office said, that over a period of time it would actually lower the deficits, but I — quite frankly, I’m not fully persuaded that Congress will do the things necessary to make that happen,” he said.
He added that some aspects of the bill — like protections for those with pre-existing conditions — were things “everybody oughta want,” but improvements needed to be made.
There are two easy questions for candidates like Herron:
(1) Would you have voted for the ObamaCare bill in the form that it passed the House on March , 2010?
(2) Will you pledge to vote to repeal ObamaCare and replace it with popular bipartisan reforms that are more budget-, market- and patient-friendly?