Today U.S. Congressman Dean Heller (R-NV) made the following statement on his vote for the Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act (H.R. 2).
"Many promises have been made by proponents of this health care law that have proven to be untrue. Supporters said if you like the insurance you have, you can keep it -- but under the terms of the law you can't; they said it will decrease the deficit -- except it won't; and they promised it would reduce the cost of healthcare -- which it doesn't. Expanding government and increasing taxes is not reform.
"The truth is the massive health care law will add more than a trillion dollars to federal health spending. Any program that uses ten years of revenue to offset six years of service is obviously unsustainable. We have an opportunity to repeal these policies and replace them with market-based reforms that will provide greater access, affordability, and economic certainty in our nation. Repeal of this law will not only reduce federal spending, but it will also allow Congress to address problems in the current health care system without onerous government intrusion," said Heller.