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  • Providing for Consideration of H.R. 596, Repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

    by Representative Gus M. Bilirakis

    Posted on 2015-02-03

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    BILIRAKIS. Thank you, Dr. Burgess. You are doing an outstanding job with this course and health care in general. I appreciate it so very much. I know my constituents do.



    Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of the rule and the underlying bill to repeal and replace the President's health care law.

    Health care reform should lower costs and increase access; instead, the President's signature piece of legislation didn't let people keep the plans they liked, raised health care premiums, and cut Medicare by $500 billion.

    When the President said, ``If you like your plan, you can keep it,'' my constituents told me that wasn't true. On average, a 30-year-old woman in Pasco County, Florida, will see her prices increase over 30 percent. Costs haven't been lowered. It is as simple as that.

    The Obama administration willingly cut Medicare to pay for a health care law that was poorly written and implemented.

    Support H.R. 596, and repeal this law, and support a patient- centered, free market alternative that will lower costs and increase access to care.

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