Dan Coats Talking Health Care in NW Indiana

Dan Coats Talking Health Care in NW Indiana

Three months ago today, President Barack Obama signed his health spending bill into law. To acknowledge the occasion and talk about the negative impact the bill will have on doctors and patients alike, Dan Coats is headed to Northwest Indiana this morning to attend a Roundtable with Health Care Professionals at Saint Anthony’s Medical Center in Crown Point. Following that, he will enjoy lunch with diners at Pappas Restaurant also in Crown Point.

Dan has been committed to listening to concerns of Hoosiers regarding the economy, jobs, national security – and, of course, health care. After hearing these concerns, in early April, Dan released his Hoosier Health Care Plan.

The plan consists of ten cost-effective proposals that will increase coverage, reduce costs, retain personal freedoms and not break the bank. All of which were important principles Dan heard from Hoosiers around the state.

We’ll have more on the roundtable tomorrow.

Iran Report Released

For the past three years, Dan has worked alongside former Senator Chuck Robb, retired General Chuck Wald and the Bipartisan Policy Center to produce reports on the threats posed when and if Iran obtains nuclear weapon capabilities. Their third report – Meeting the Challenge: When Time Runs Out –was released this morning by the BPC. You can read the report here.

In a release, the BPC wrote:

With Iran on the brink of attaining nuclear weapons capability, the Bipartisan Policy Center’s (BPC) National Security Initiative is calling for the United States to take a triple-track approach for preventing an Iranian nuclear threat through diplomacy, sanctions and a military option. According to its new report released today, Meeting the Challenge: When Time Runs Out, authored by former Senators Daniel Coats and Charles Robb, and retired General Charles Wald, there are three potential outcomes should the U.S. fail to thwart Iran’s nuclear ambitions: a nuclear weapons-capable Islamic Republic of Iran; an Israeli military strike against Iranian nuclear facilities; or a regime change in Tehran.

The report, which is the third in a series by the BPC on Iran, argues that containing a nuclear Iran would almost certainly prove ineffective and lead to a greater regional conflict. It also stresses that an Israeli strike would be risky and regime change is extremely unlikely. Therefore, the report’s co-authors strongly assert that a nuclear Iran must be prevented now.

You can read the full release from the BPC here.

[Full disclosure: Pete Seat is the press secretary for the Coats for Senate campaign.]