image description U.S. CONGRESSMAN JOE WILSON | Serving South Carolina’s Second District

Press Release

Wilson Seeks Efficiency Not Growth of Bureaucracy

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Washington, Mar 15, 2011 | Neal Patel (202.731.6987) | comments

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02), Chairman of the House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee, released the following statement after this morning’s hearing on Defense Health Program cost efficiencies and the Military Health System:

“In an economic climate where the Committee finds itself having to balance fiscal responsibility in the military health care system with viability and efficiency; I do not see the purpose served by having Governor John Baldacci serve as a ‘Military Health Care Czar.’ I have the utmost confidence in the abilities of Under Secretary Stanley and Assistant Secretary Woodson to conduct a full scale review on the impacts of military health care on our military.

I see no reason to create another position to oversee the duties already assumed by these capable leaders. This new position would not only further grow government bureaucracy but it would also enhance the inefficiency this hearing aims to limit.”

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