Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act

Floor Speech

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


Mr. Speaker, I thank the chairman for yielding.

Last March I voted against ObamaCare. Rather than bringing down health care costs for all Americans, helping small businesses provide health care for their employees, and preserving Medicare for our Nation's seniors, this law will result in higher premiums for families, costly unfunded mandates, including an absurd 1099 requirement, additional job-killing taxes, and more than half a trillion dollars in cuts to Medicare.

It was irresponsible to pass this massive job-killing plan by means of arm twisting and gimmicks, and it is even more irresponsible to allow implementation to begin given our national debt is over $14 trillion, unemployment rates are still over 9 percent, and many States remain on the verge of bankruptcy.

Not only is the bill unaffordable, but it is such an overreach of the Federal Government's power, a U.S. district judge has already deemed it unconstitutional.

Americans want reforms to our health care system, but they have spoken clearly: This bill is not the change they wanted.

I will be voting in support of H.R. 2, voting to repeal this government takeover of our health care system, just as I promised my constituents I would.

Let's repeal this bill so we can go to work replacing it with reforms the American people want and support. I encourage all of my colleagues in the House to listen to their constituents and join me in voting ``yes.''