Burr Statement on Senate Passage of Democrats’ Health Care Bill

U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-North Carolina) made the following statement regarding today's passage of Majority Leader Reid's health care bill:

"Despite being marketed as a health care reform bill, the legislation we voted on today is nothing more than a massive expansion of the federal government. We have already learned about some of the budget gimmicks employed to deceive the American public about the true cost of this bill, and I fear that in the months and years to come, we will learn more and more about its destructive and irreversible consequences. The only winner in this deal is the federal government."