Repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Actby Representative Dan Newhouse
Posted on 2015-02-03
NEWHOUSE. Thank you to the gentleman from Alabama.
Mr. Speaker, since its hasty passage in 2010, ObamaCare has been detrimental to American families, businesses, and taxpayers. Americans were promised that they could keep their health care plans and see their premiums decrease. Instead, they have been irreparably harmed by the elimination of their existing health care plans and pushed into a one-size-fits-all health care system--a system that fails to consider individual needs and that eliminates choice of physicians while families are faced with soaring premiums.
The cost of implementing ObamaCare has crippled businesses, hurting the drivers of our economy. Small and large businesses have been forced to pass these increased costs on to their employees, resulting in a decreased workforce, lower wages, and delayed hiring. ObamaCare has hurt economic growth at a time when we can least afford it, damaging our fragile economic recovery.
Put simply, a government-centered approach to health care is not the answer. I urge my colleagues to join me in supporting this legislation.