Today, U.S. Representative Diane Black (R-TN) released the following statement on the one-year anniversary of the president's health care law:
"One year after the president's health care bill was signed into law, we stop to mark this very unhappy anniversary. The passage of this bill was a low-point for Congress, who drafted the bill behind closed doors and passed it against the wishes of the American people. It was said that "We have to pass the bill to find out what's in the bill.' Now that health care reform is law, we know that it increases premiums for families, raises taxes, adds to our debt and puts government bureaucrats between patients and their doctors.
"As a nurse for over 40 years, I understand the damage this law does to our health care system, and repealing the health care law is one of my top priorities in Congress. Back in January, I was proud to stand up with my colleagues and vote for full repeal of the health care law. Even though that effort was voted down by the Senate, I'm determined to take this bill apart piece by piece. In the House, we're already going after the major funders of the president's health care law. The House recently passed 1099 repeal, which would have buried small businesses in paperwork, and soon we'll go after the billions in mandatory spending spread throughout the health care law. It's a good start, but more must be done to prevent even greater damage from the president's health care law.
"True health care reform means more choices, lower costs and most importantly, Washington staying out of your health care decisions. I won't stop fighting until ObamaCare is replaced with real common-sense health care solutions."