Save American Workers Act of 2015by Representative Danny K. Davis
Posted on 2015-01-08
DAVIS of Illinois. Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong
opposition to H.R. 30, the so-labeled Save American Workers Act, which
I call the ``Sabotage the Affordable Health Care Act,'' and that is
because the bill before us will help to do just that--sabotage
affordable health care for millions of Americans.
It would make it easier for employers to not participate in providing health care assistance to their employees. It would drive low- and moderate-income workers back to the emergency rooms of public hospitals and clinics.
The CBO has said that passage of this measure would raise the deficit by $53 billion over a 10-year period and put a million people in government-sponsored health insurance, Medicaid, CHIP, and the exchanges. It would promote episodic care and take us back to yesteryears in health care delivery.
The Affordable Care Act is already working--and working well. On a daily basis, it is taking people off the uninsured rolls.
H.R. 30 is a step backwards. It is not good for workers; it is not good for health care delivery; and it is not good for America.
I would urge a ``no'' vote for H.R. 30.