Congressman Ander Crenshaw today (3/23) issued the following statement on the second anniversary of the Obama Administration's new health care law:
"March 23 marks the second anniversary of the Obama Administration's massive new health care law, which can be summed up this way: broken promise and failed policy.
"Instead of making health care more affordable and available, ObamaCare has raised the cost of care for individuals and families, jeopardized coverage, and made it more difficult for small businesses to do business. And, all eyes will be on the highest court in the land next week where I hope that the law's cornerstone -- the individual mandate -- will be ruled unconstitutional.
"I voted against this big-government mandate on November 7, 2009 and supported the Republican substitute because that bill provided more access to health care by lowered costs, ended junk lawsuits, and preserved the doctor/patient relationship -- all without raising taxes.
"I also voted on January 20, 2011 to repeal the new health care law and replace it with common-sense reforms. Among them: Lower insurance premiums through increased competition and choice; a reformed medical liability system to reduce unnecessary an wasteful health care spending; greater flexibility at the state level to administer Medicaid program; and expanded incentives to encourage personal responsibility for health care coverage and costs.
"Floridians did not ask for more taxes, fewer jobs, and more mandates. They did ask for health care that costs less, allows choice in doctors and treatment. And, they want to be in charge of their health care decisions, not the federal government.
"Moving forward, I stand with them and will fight on to repeal the new health care law."