Congressman George Miller talks health care, jobs

February 1, 2010 11:50:40 AM PST
Job creation and health care reform are two major issues addressed in the East Bay Monday by Congressman George Miller.

The lawmaker briefed a Concord business group on the status of those bills which he helped author. Miller acknowledged that health care reform faces a tough fight, but says that is no reason to give up now.

"We knew it was hard when Teddy Roosevelt suggested it 100 years ago, when Franklin Roosevelt suggested it, and when Richard Nixon suggested it, and when George Bush suggested it, and Bill Clinton suggested it," he said. "It's hard. But ignoring it is costly."

Miller says health care costs are weighing down businesses and if America expects to compete in the world economy as it emerges from recession, changes must be made.