Kaptur undecided so far on healthcare reform

By Dick Berry - email

Posted by Lisa Strawbridge - email

(WTOL) - It's something that will affect every person, business and provider in the country: health care reform.

Folks understand the concept. "I think it's an effort to get uninsured people to seek preventative help, so we don't carry that burden to pay for those who lack insurance," said Nurse Pauline King.

Ask someone how that will be accomplished, and you get a different answer. "It's got me pretty well mixed up," one Toledo resident told us.

If we can't understand health care reform, imagine someone who has to vote on it. "This is a moving target. They're trying to get the big frame first. Then they'll fill in the details," said Rep. Marcy Kaptur.

Kaptur says she's trying to understand how the senate bill differs from the house version. Everything is a work in progress. "I would have to say I understand some of the parts very well. But some of the parts I don't agree with and other parts I do agree with," she told us.

When everything shakes out, how will Kaptur view the final health care reform legislation? "Is it good enough for what matters across this region. I haven't made that judgement yet," Kaptur said.

It's complicated reform to comprehend for politicians and Americans alike.

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