Congressman Jo Bonner, R-Alabama, has voted to repeal "ObamaCare", fulfilling his pledge to oppose the Obama administration's controversial and unconstitutional health care power grab. Congressman Bonner joined a majority of the U.S. House of Representatives in voting to repeal ObamaCare by a 245 to 189 margin Wednesday.
"The American people spoke powerfully last November that they want no part of the president's budget-busting, big government-knows-best takeover of the most personal aspect of their lives, their medical care," Rep. Bonner said after the vote.
"The Obama administration vastly overreached in forcing all Americans to buy health care insurance, while creating a new bureaucracy that will limit individual care choices and drive up health care costs. The House has responded to the will of the American people by voting to repeal ObamaCare.
"This is just the first step, of course, and I look forward to working with my colleagues here in the House to pass common sense reforms to improve the greatest health care system in the world, not destroy it with stifling government overregulation."
ObamaCare Limits Plan Choice and Raises Premiums
The administration has already admitted that up to 7 out of 10 Americans with employer-provided health coverage could lose their health care plan under ObamaCare. And that's not all. The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has predicted that Americans who buy their own health insurance will see a $2,100 premium increase in five years under ObamaCare.
ObamaCare Harms Seniors
Seniors -- the most vulnerable of our population -- would be harmed under the false promise of ObamaCare. The CBO projects as many as 11 million seniors currently enrolled in Medicare will see an average reduction of $816 in benefits over the next five years. Some predictions within the administration itself say as many as 7 million seniors could be forced out of a Medicare health plan under ObamaCare.
ObamaCare is Job-killing and Budget-Busting
ObamaCare is projected to cost $2.6 trillion over ten years and add over $700 billion to the federal budget deficit. To pay for the new ObamaCare bureaucracy, $500 billion in new taxes would be passed on to Americans and small businesses. The National Federation of Independent Business estimates that as many as 1.6 million jobs could be lost due to ObamaCare's taxes and mandates.
Repeal ObamaCare and Pass Targeted Health Care Reforms
"Instead of a new government bureaucracy funded by job killing taxes and more deficit spending, Americans want an alternative that allows them to keep their own health care plan, protects access to health care coverage regardless of pre-existing conditions, stops abuse of medical malpractice lawsuits, prevents insurers from unjustly cancelling a policy or imposing annual or lifetime spending caps, permits Americans to buy health insurance across state lines, and allows small businesses to pool together to obtain health care at lower prices," Rep. Bonner said.