Today, Congressman Larry Kissell (NC-08) voted against H.R. 2, a full repeal the health care law, pledging his support for H. Res. 9, legislation proposed instructing House committees to offer changes and replacements to parts of the existing law.
"It is quite clear that the Senate will not act on any repeal measure, nor will the President sign such a bill," said Kissell. "This law is not perfect. There are elements within it that are beneficial as well as elements that still seriously concern me. We have a choice: we can look backward and have the same fight all over again, or we can move forward determined to make things better and focus on our economy. I choose to look forward and work to make things better."
The repeal bill passed the House in a 245-189 vote.
"I voted against the health care bill last year due to my concerns of cuts to Medicare," added Kissell. "It is my job to make sure that those concerns, as well as other concerns, including the unfair 1099 tax filing requirements on small businesses, are addressed. Everyone agrees that we cannot return to the same broken system. We need to get this settled and return our focus to creating jobs and bolstering our economy. I will continue to remain focused on doing just that."