Congressman Jerry Moran (R-KS) introduced legislation today to repeal the Obama-Pelosi health care plan that passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a narrow, partisan vote of 219-212 on Sunday evening. U.S. Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) plans to introduce similar legislation this week in the U.S. Senate.
"Americans want health care reform that improves our current system and reduces costs. The bill that passed the House yesterday fails on both accounts -- instead, it will jeopardize Kansans' access to care, stifle businesses with job-killing tax hikes, increase our national deficit, and allow the Federal government to intrude upon the most personal decisions Americans make every day," Moran said.
"I am extremely disappointed that President Obama and Speaker Pelosi have chosen to go their own way on health care reform, while ignoring the American people and Members of Congress who disagree with them on what is best for America. Kansans are fed up with this "Washington knows best' attitude -- an approach that tramples on our Constitution, diminishes personal responsibility, and jeopardizes prosperity for our children and our nation."
"In January, I was one of the first Members of Congress to sign The Club for Growth's "Repeal It!' pledge, to repeal the Obama-Pelosi health care legislation and then replace it with real reforms that lower health care costs without growing the government. Today I am proud to introduce legislation to undo what Speaker Pelosi has done behind closed doors."