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Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act

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Mr. SCALISE. Mr. Speaker, prevention of discrimination against people with preexisting conditions was something we presented last year. It is something that's going to be one of the hallmarks of our replace bill. I hope the gentlelady supports us in preventing discrimination against preexisting conditions. That's part of the actual replacement that we are going to put forward that is real reform.

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Mr. SCALISE. Mr. Speaker, with the exception of a liberal in Congress, the only person that would suggest that this ObamaCare law would actually reduce the deficit has got to be an Enron accountant.

If you look at this bill, it rations care, it raises health care costs for families--yes, that was scored to raise the cost of health care. It's actually pushing thousands of doctors out of the practice of medicine.

This job-killing bill is not reform. What we need to do is go back to the table and actually repeal this and replace it with real reform. But if all of my colleagues on the other side are correct in what they're saying about what's good about this, then why is it that when this bill was in committee, we actually brought up an amendment that said, if this is so good, all the Members of Congress have to join the government option. Guess what happened, Mr. Speaker? Every single member of the committee who voted for this bill voted to exempt themselves from it. So clearly that tells you, if you're not willing to put your money where your mouth is, it's not good law.

Let's repeal this and start over with real reforms that actually lower the cost of health care, that address real problems like making sure people with a preexisting condition can't be discriminated against. Let's restore the doctor-patient relationship. That starts with repeal.


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