Repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Actby Representative Mimi Walters
Posted on 2015-02-03
WALTERS of California. Mr. Speaker, over 4 years ago,
ObamaCare was signed into law and sold to the American people on
numerous false promises. Americans were promised that premiums for a
typical family would go down. The President told Americans, if you like
your health care plan, you can keep it, and, if you like your doctor,
you can keep your doctor. However, that was not true, and now many
Americans are grappling with a very different reality.
As a result of ObamaCare, millions of Americans have seen their health care plans canceled, families are finding that they may not get to keep the doctor that they like, and premiums in the individual market are increasing by 41 percent in the average State.
Mr. Speaker, the American people deserve better. Instead of putting the Federal Government in the driver's seat of our Nation's health care decisions, we need solutions that will protect the doctor-patient relationship, foster economic growth, and empower patients by giving them the choice and control.
Today, I am pleased to stand in support of H.R. 596, legislation that would not only repeal ObamaCare, but would instruct the House to come forward with a patient-centered, free market alternative.