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Scalise Supports Repeal of Obamacare


Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Steve Scalise today supported the repeal of Obamacare and delivered the following statement on the House Floor.

"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, it was scored to raise the cost of health care, and 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 bill and replace it with real reform. If my colleagues on the other side of the aisle are correct in what they're saying about the good things contained in this bill, then why is that when this bill was in Committee we brought up an Amendment that said "if this is so good, all Members of Congress have to join the government option?' Every single Member of the Committee who voted for this bill voted to exempt themselves from this Amendment. Clearly that tells you that if you're not willing to put your money where your month is, it's not good law.

"Let's repeal this law and start over with real reforms that lower the cost of health care and address real problems like making sure people with a pre-existing condition can't be discriminated against. Let's work to restore the doctor-patient relationship. That all starts with repeal."

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