On the heels of the second anniversary of the passage of ObamaCare and the Supreme Court oral arguments regarding its constitutionality, I'd like to share with you what Congress has done to repeal and/or lessen its impact on the healthcare system and small businesses. Since the day ObamaCare was introduced as a bill, I have been concerned about the impact this flawed and, in my opinion, unconstitutional legislation would have on the health care choices of Texans. Now as law, ObamaCare has created tremendous uncertainty for small businesses and proven to be an even bigger fiscal nightmare for the nation. Health care costs are rising for the average American family and cost projections for ObamaCare have nearly doubled according to a new estimate by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office.
Health Care Bills the House has passed in the 112th Congress:
H.R. 2, Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act*
H.R. 3, No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act*
H.R. 4, Small Business paperwork Mandate Elimination Act*
H.R. 5, Help Efficient, Accessible, Low-cost, Timely Healthcare Act*
H.R. 358, Protect Life Act*
H.R. 452, Medicare Decisions Accountability Act*
H.R. 1173, Fiscal Responsibility and Retirement Security Act*
H.R. 1213, 1214, 1217 To repeal ObamaCare slush funds
For a list of bills I have cosponsored related to health care, you can visit my issue page at: http://marchant.house.gov/Issues/Issue/?IssueID=5129
I am convinced America's healthcare can be made better in quality, lower in cost, and more open in accessibility. I also believe this can be achieved without compromising the U.S. Constitution and by enacting common-sense, free market legislation.
It is an honor to represent you in Washington and I value your input on this critical issue. Please don't hesitate to contact one of my offices or e-mail me at www.marchant.house.gov.
Congressman Kenny Marchant