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Mrs. ELLMERS. Madam Speaker, when I ran for Congress, I vowed to repeal ObamaCare, and with one of my first votes in the 112th Congress, I will do so.
As a nurse for 20 years, co-owner of a wound care clinic, and in practice with my husband in his general surgery practice, we know the problems that exist for Americans in health care. Instead of being a remedy to these problems, ObamaCare has already done more harm than good to both the quality of health care in our country as well as our economy. As a nurse, I look for pathways to solutions; this is a problematic pathway undoubtably.
In the face of rising unemployment, unsustainable Federal deficits, and overwhelming public opposition, it took more than a year to cobble together an unpopular government takeover of health care so riddled with provisions that violate right-to-life principles and support government rationing of care that it cannot simply be patched.
ObamaCare is bad for workers. It's bad for employers and bad for America.
The SPEAKER pro tempore. The time of the gentlewoman has expired.
Mr. GRAVES of Missouri. Madam Speaker, I yield the gentlelady 30 additional seconds.
Mrs. ELLMERS. Repealing it allows us to start with a clean slate and look at market-based reforms that will actually lower health care costs, increase accessibility, let Americans keep the plans they have and like, and forestall impending drastic changes that have created uncertainty in the lives of so many Americans and businesses.
To this Congress, I will work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to repeal and replace the law's job-killing regulations and State-bankrupting mandates. The bill to repeal the so-called ``Affordable Care Act'' is very simple, and my vote will be to overturn this job-killing law.
To this Congress, I will work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to repeal and replace the law's job-killing regulations and State bankrupt mandates.
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