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Myrick Votes To Repeal Health Care Law - Stresses Importance of Working on Key Provisions to Lower Cost

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US Representative Sue Myrick (NC-09) today voted to repeal the health care law signed by President Obama last year.

"There's a lot in this law that I'm against," Myrick said. "It's going to cost us more jobs. It's a nightmare for our deficit. It will negatively impact doctor-patient relationships with more regulations. The individual mandate to purchase insurance violates the Commerce Clause of the US Constitution".

"By repealing this law, we can go back to the drawing board and work on things that will lower the cost of health care, like allowing insurers to sell coverage across state lines, making coverage portable, addressing medical liability reform, and improving health insurance high-risk pools so that those with pre-existing conditions can get coverage. These are things on which the public agrees, and we should work together, as Americans, to make sure that we truly reform our health care system."

Myrick, the newly-named Vice Chair of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce and a member of the Subcommittee on Health, will be involved in this reform process during the 112th Congress.


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