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Public Statements

Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act

Floor Speech

Location: Washington, DC


Mr. HARPER. Mr. Speaker, the so-called Affordable Care Act is nothing short of politics above economics. This penalizing law is loaded with excessive constraints and oppressive Federal mandates on States. As Medicaid rolls rise, State revenues continue to fall, and this law only increases the challenges governors face in their attempts to balance their budgets.

Instead of granting State executives the authority to tailor their Medicaid programs to their State's diverse populations, the Affordable Care Act implements a one-size-fits-all maintenance of effort provision which restricts States from changing their Medicaid programs.

Republicans want to provide States with the flexibility they need to manage their health programs. This is simply one reason why I am committed to repealing this carelessly crafted health care law and replacing it with reforms centered on decreasing costs and protecting our middle class jobs.


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