For months Owens was saying things like this;
"I want to be able to analyze the information and the bill and come to a conclusion," or I'll have to read more on it or I'll have to review it further
But he has become a quick study since Tuesday;
Owens said. "There are still changes I would like to make, including
raising the payroll exemption for small businesses, but like I said
last week, there is a fundamental need for reform and we must act with
a sense of urgency.
Along with his quick study of the issues since Tuesday, he voted down an amendment that would have blocked federal funding for abortions. The health care legislation he voted for will grow government in the neighborhood of $3 trillion dollars - 1.2 trillion is funded through new revenues and 1.8 trillion in debt.
The bill will reduce Doctors pay under the Medicare formula effecting Senior citizen's care. Suspected but not yet known is whether or not it will broaden the eligibility for people to receive Medicaid, which in turn will have a significant impact on local property taxes.