Congressman Robert Hurt (R-VA) today issued the following statement after voting to repeal the Democrats' health care law that was enacted in 2010. The repeal passed the House by a 245-189 margin:
"The Democrats' health care law raises costs, increases taxes, places burdensome government regulations and mandates on small businesses, and will destroy jobs and hurt our economy.
"Voting to repeal the government takeover of health care is another way to help foster an economic environment of certainty that will give businesses the confidence necessary to hire and expand.
"This does not mean a return to the status quo. As a co-sponsor of the resolution that instructs committees to develop legislation to replace the Democrats' health care law with market-oriented solutions, I am committed to finding ways to reduce health care costs and keep quality care while removing the government from the patient-doctor relationship.
"I look forward to debating and finding these solutions in an open and transparent manner throughout the 112th Congress."