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Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act

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Location: Washington, DC

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Mr. DesJARLAIS. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of H.R. 2. As a practicing physician for nearly two decades in Tennessee, I stand before you as an expert witness to failures of a government-run health care model. ObamaCare takes the problems I've seen in my home State and expands them to a national level.

This bill raises taxes, increases spending, and will add $701 billion to the Federal deficit. Most importantly, ObamaCare will ultimately end up restricting patients' access to quality health care by placing Washington bureaucrats between patients and their doctors.

Moving forward, we do offer solutions. We must work towards reducing waste, fraud, and abuse in Medicare, instituting meaningful tort reform--thus reducing the practice of defensive medicine. We can accomplish these goals without the creation of a giant, new Federal bureaucracy.

By voting to repeal this unnecessary health care bill we will effectively put a stop to the creation of a massive entitlement program that we did not want, we do not need, and we cannot afford.

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