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Quote of the Day: Mike Pence on government healthcare

June 14, 2009 |  7:16 pm
Indiana Republican representative Mike Pence

Republican Rep. Mike Pence of Indiana was on CNN's "State of the Union" today, talking with John King about Pres A duckident Obama's demand that healthcare reform include the government as a provider to keep private insurance companies honest in the insurance marketplace.

Pence, who also gave this week's weekly GOP remarks here, fears instead the government option would drive many employers and insurance companies to simply opt out and leave the whole costly business to government.

The Indiana congressman replied:

"The government competes in the private sector the way an alligator competes with a duck."

-- Andrew Malcolm

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