Gubernatorial candidate Hoeffel takes on Corbett for health care stance

    Democratic candidate Joe Hoeffel told the 25 or so seniors who gathered at the Center in the Park, he’s worried about right wing politics getting in the way of historic legislation.

    The national healthcare debate is at the heart of the Pennsylvania Governor’s race. At least it was today as a Democratic candidate Joe Hoeffel attacked Republican opponent Attorney General Tom Corbett for his support of a lawsuit charging that the new federal health care law is unconstitutional.

    Democratic candidate Joe Hoeffel told the 25 or so seniors who gathered at the Center in the Park, he’s worried about right wing politics getting in the way of historic legislation.

    “I am very happy President Obama and Democrats in Congress passed the new healthcare reform law,” Hoeffel said. “I think it’s a wonderful step for America. It’s as big as the civil rights legislation and voting rights legislation in the 1960s, as big as the creation of Medicare in the 1960s, it’s a major reform.”

    Hoeffel says seniors should support the law because it will help them with prescription drug costs and ban limits on lifetime health care coverage.

    In a written response, Corbett says Hoeffel is trying to scare and deceive voters. Corbett says the lawsuit he filed with the other Attorneys General -quote- “is based on the unprecedented exercise of power by Congress to mandate, for the first time in our history, that people must buy a private product to qualify as a law abiding citizen.”

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