Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels is expressing his opposition to healthcare overhaul legislation coming up for a floor vote in the U.S. House.
Among other complaints, Daniels says the legislation is too expensive and has too many drawbacks for Hoosiers. He says he wasn’t planning to get into the debate, but now that House legislation is nearing passage, he decided to write a letter to Indiana’s congressional delegation.
“I just thought, as opposed to being silent, I should respond to those who have said, ‘What does this mean to Indiana?'” says Daniels. “Some of our representatives wanted to know, so I thought I’d just write everybody.”
Supporters say the plan would extend health coverage to millions of uninsured Americans. The legislation will likely clear the House with no Republican support. It would then be reconciled with an overhaul bill passed by the Senate before going to both chambers for a final vote.