Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act

Floor Speech

By:  Tim Griffin
Date: Jan. 8, 2011
Location: Washington, DC

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Mr. GRIFFIN of Arkansas. I thank the gentleman from Texas for his leadership on this issue and for yielding me this time.

Madam Speaker, I believe we need health care reform badly, but the law we got isn't what we need. That is why I rise today in support of H.R. 2 to repeal the current health care law. The health care law provides for an increased government role and will ultimately lead to decisions made by the government instead of doctors and patients.

It ignores the issue of cost. It was loaded with gimmicks to make it seem deficit neutral. But once those are accounted for, we find that it adds over $700 billion to the deficit in the next 10 years.

The health care law, and especially the unconstitutional mandate, handicaps our ability to grow jobs. Small businesses will be hit hardest because they operate on the tightest margins and will have the toughest time complying with the onerous regulations, many of which are still not written, creating uncertainty for employers.

We must repeal the law and replace it with one that lowers costs, preserves the doctor-patient relationship, lets Americans keep the coverage they have, allows the private sector to create jobs and follows the Constitution.

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