Our country faces serious fiscal challenges today, and the super committee has a formidable task ahead of it. But undermining our existing employer-sponsored health care coverage would not fix our budget issues. In fact, it could make them significantly worse.
Rep. Joe Courtney (D-Conn.) serves on the Agriculture and Armed Services committees. Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) is a member of the Appropriations and Budget committees.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.