The Journal Gazette
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 2:30 pm

Braun talks about Becerra

The Journal Gazette

Republican Senator Mike Braun of Indiana appeared on Fox Business Network's Varney & Co. today to discuss President Biden's nominee, Xavier Becerra, to lead the Department of Health and Human Services.

Here's what Braun said: "Beside the fact that he’s spent a career in Congress and has very little healthcare experience, I think he’s going to be the perfect wingman for the Bernie Sanders approach to healthcare.

"I come from Main Street. I took on the healthcare industry in my own business: stressing transparency, getting rid of barriers to entry, getting my employees as healthcare consumers engaged in their own well-being. My main reservation is why would you not want to reform the broken healthcare system before you get the government more involved with it?

"That’s what happened with Obamacare. It turned into the 'Unaffordable Care Act' because you had big health insurance and big government together: that never sounded like a good remedy to me.

"I’d really like to see Becerra embrace reform measures before you embrace the Bernie Sanders approach of getting even more government involved in a broken system."

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