Graves Comments on Six-Month Anniversary of ObamaCar
U.S. Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA) today released the following statement on the six month anniversary of ObamaCare, which became law on March 23, 2010.
"Today marks the six month anniversary of the federal government unconstitutionally taking control of our health care and the legislation has turned out to be a bad deal for American consumers. Despite assurances from President Obama, Speaker Pelosi and Democrats in Congress that costs would remain low, care would improve and that our nation could afford their reforms, Americans are now paying more for their health care, losing the coverage they enjoyed and costs for the plan continue to rise. It's clear, the bill is too expensive, raises taxes, kills jobs, saddles the country with new debt, and forces new government mandates on the states and small businesses. Georgia's 9th District has said loud and clear that they are opposed to a government-run health care system and I will work to first defund ObamaCare and then repeal and replace it with a patient-centered, patient driven bill that uses the free-market solutions to make health care more affordable, portable and accessible."
Rep. Graves is the author of H.R. 5882, a bill to deauthorize federal appropriations for ObamaCare. His legislation currently has 42 co-sponsors.