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Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act

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Location: Washington, DC

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Mr. LEE of New York. Madam Speaker, today we are doing what we promised the American people we would do after the November election. We will vote to repeal last year's massive health care law. Most importantly, we will also vote to begin replacing this massive new government entitlement with commonsense reforms that actually remove costs from our health care system.

We can all agree our current health care system is unsustainable. It is ripe for reform.

Passing last year's 2,300-page monstrosity will raise health care costs by $311 billion over the next decade, according to the administration's own actuaries. It will raise health care costs for seniors and cut more than $500 billion for Medicare and Medicare Advantage, which are both very popular plans.

It will cause employers to simply drop the insurance they offer employees because they have done the math and they understand that it's cheaper to just pay the penalty than pay for the insurance, leading to struggling Americans being kicked out of their current plan they have and they like.

That is not the reform Americans deserve. We need to include medical liability reform. The CBO has scored that at a $54 billion savings.

Meaningful reform will allow western New Yorkers to start buying insurance across State lines to encourage competition. And meaningful reform will empower small businesses to group together to cut costs and provide coverage to their employees.

Republicans are pursuing these commonsense reforms because we made a promise to the American people and because we believe health care reforms need to address both affordability and accessibility. It can be done, and we are committed to making it happen.

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