Tonight’s speech recognized the hard tasks facing Congress as well as the bipartisan support that will be necessary for our country to progress and resolve some long-standing domestic issues,

The initiatives laid out on health care were broad and will require much discussion.  All Americans deserve to have access to high-quality healthcare and the President’s proposal to make health insurance more affordable through the tax code may be a good approach.  Healthcare decisions must remain with patients and doctors, and I will support efforts that will keep those decisions at that level.