Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act

Floor Speech

Date: Jan. 19, 2011
Location: Washington, DC


Mr. SESSIONS. I want to thank the majority leader, the gentleman, Mr. Cantor.

Mr. Speaker, I believe that the Democrats' health care law will do for health care what the stimulus did for jobs. My colleagues on the other side of the aisle promised the American people greater access to quality affordable health care. Well, the only problem is that the law does not increase quality and does not save Americans one dime on their health care cost. In fact, what is known as ObamaCare will end up costing every single American more in health care premiums and in taxes to pay for the $1.2 trillion gross expansion of the Federal Government.

Mr. Speaker, the Democrats' health care law is about taxes, it's about mandates, it's cuts to Medicare, job losses, deficit spending, and new Federal bureaucracies. The reality is that we cannot pay for the health care entitlements we have, much less a new government takeover of health care that adds trillions of dollars to our existing liabilities, driving up costs even further and puts the Federal Government in charge of health care decision-making.

The path to greater choice for patients and lower costs all must be a part of an answer that is about repealing this costly health care bill. I support the repeal today and will vote tomorrow for the resolution to replace it with the promise of real solutions.