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Republican MI 8

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  • Repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

    by Representative Mike Bishop

    Posted on 2015-02-03

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    BISHOP of Michigan. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman for yielding.

    Mr. Speaker, for the past 20 years as a practicing lawyer and businessowner, I have seen firsthand how companies have tried to grow and create more jobs, but they simply can't, due to the strangling grip of ObamaCare's employer mandate.

    Small businesses tell the story of how their current plan was canceled and how they were forced by ObamaCare into a health plan that covers less with higher copays and higher deductibles, along with astronomical, unsustainable increases in premiums.

    Simply stated, ObamaCare is crushing small businesses across this great country. Despite the urgency of this crisis, the President has decided to dig himself in and promised to veto any commonsense reform, such as removing this employer mandate.

    If the White House has decided not to collaborate with Congress to ease the burdens on families and businesses, then the only path we have is full repeal.

    Along with that, Mr. Speaker, we need to move forward and develop commonsense health care reform that not only respects families and the doctor-patient relationship, but also considers any and all opportunities to lower skyrocketing health care costs.

    I urge my colleagues to join me in voting ``yes'' on H.R. 596.

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