Statement on Finance Panel Health Care Bill

WASHINGTON, October 13 – Sen. Bernie Sanders, a member of the Senate health committee, today issued the following statement after the Senate Finance Committee voted for health care legislation:

“Let’s be clear, the Finance Committee health care bill is extremely weak.  It does not include a public option, which the American people overwhelmingly want. It does not make health care as affordable as it must be. It taxes health care benefits that workers fought long and hard for.  As the bill moves forward, we can do much better.”