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Mike B.
Republican MI 8

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  • Support Today’s Reconciliation Bill

    by Representative Mike Bishop

    Posted on 2016-01-06

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    BISHOP of Michigan asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. BISHOP of Michigan. Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of today's reconciliation bill.

    While it is true we have voted to repeal ObamaCare before, there is a reason why we continue to do so. We are [[Page H28]] actually listening to our constituents. Every one of us has heard ObamaCare horror stories, including freshmen like me who have been here just for a year.

    I continue to be inundated by grave concerns raised by families and businesses in my district. One individual wrote to me and summed it up this way: ``Mr. Bishop, the Affordable Care Act is anything but.'' He explained that his family of four went from an overall $5,000 deductible to having the same deductible per family member in addition to having his premium doubled. ``Where is the affordability?'' he asked.

    Another small-business owner from the small town of Fowlerville in my district called the other month to say that her rates for her family had more than doubled in just the past 2 years.

    I could go on, but we know the story all too well. Simply put, Mr. Speaker, the President's healthcare law is crushing our families and local communities. I urge my colleagues to heed their concerns and support this reconciliation package.


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