Providing for Consideration of Senate Amendment to H.R. 3762, Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015by Representative Ted Lieu
Posted on 2016-01-06
LIEU of California. Mr. Speaker, House Republicans have
unveiled their new ideas for moving America forward, which include
trying to repeal or undermine for the 62nd time the Affordable Care Act
and for the 11th time attacking women's health care, both of which are
guaranteed to be vetoed by President Obama.
So one definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different result. There will be no different result today.
The Affordable Care Act will remain the law of the land, and Planned Parenthood will not be defunded. The Republicans know this. Because if the Affordable Care Act were actually to be repealed, over 22 million Americans would lose their health coverage, including 3.5 million Californians, and the Republicans have no plan for how they will fix this immediate healthcare crisis. In addition, millions more will lose healthcare access if Planned Parenthood were to be defunded.
If you want to look at hyperpartisan bills that waste time, squander taxpayer resources, and are going nowhere, look at the GOP agenda. If you want ideas that will move America forward, such as investing in education, reducing carbon pollution, and creating jobs, look at the Democratic agenda. At least we are not insane.