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  • Repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

    by Representative Rick W. Allen

    Posted on 2015-02-03

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    ALLEN. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman from Alabama for yielding.

    Mr. Speaker, individuals, families, and businesses alike--in Georgia and across the Nation--agree that ObamaCare is wrong for Americans. Across my district, hardworking Georgians trying to make ends meet have told me their health care premiums have skyrocketed under this law.

    Many have learned the plan they liked and were promised they could keep have been canceled, and they have been denied care and access to their doctors.

    In addition to hurting America's families, ObamaCare's costly mandates burden small businesses, the bedrock of job creation and entrepreneurship, and [[Page H737]] have real consequences for their employees facing lower hours and wages.

    The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimates that the law will lower the number of full-time equivalent workers by 2.5 million. The President's own Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services also found that an estimated two-thirds of small businesses will see their health care premiums go up under ObamaCare.

    I urge my colleagues to support H.R. 596.

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