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Repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Actby Representative Dave Brat
Posted on 2015-02-03
BRAT. Thank you, Mr. Chairman.
Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of repeal. ObamaCare came with many promises, but the American people are finally getting the bill in the mail, and they don't like what they see.
We were promised lower costs, but we have seen most premiums and deductibles only skyrocket. Almost nine out of 10 people who buy insurance on the ObamaCare exchange need a government subsidy just to afford it.
Mr. Speaker, as I have traveled my district, I have talked with countless small business owners who think of their employees like family, and they already provide health care coverage for their fine workers; but now that ObamaCare is forcing them to buy more expensive insurance, many are having to lay off their own employees or convert them to part time to avoid these skyrocketing costs.
At a time when we should be growing the economy, ObamaCare is forcing businesses to lay off people, cut their hours, and cut off their health care coverage. Health care in America certainly had problems before this law, but ObamaCare has been a cure worse than the disease.