The primary purpose of government is to protect its citizens. That is the purpose of our military. That is the purpose of the Food and Drug Administration. And that is what this health-care bill is about — saving American lives.

More Americans die from not being able to afford health care than any other threat, foreign or domestic.

This bill is not an expansion of the government’s role — this is the very core of our government’s role.

Devin Scott
Santa Barbara