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Repeal of Obamacare Act

Floor Speech

Location: Washington, DC


Mrs. McMORRIS RODGERS. I thank the leader for yielding.

Madam Speaker, I rise in strong support of this legislation today to repeal ObamaCare because the control of health care and health care decisions belongs in the hands of patients, families, and their doctors.

ObamaCare was a Big Government takeover of one of the most personal aspects in our lives; and I come to this debate as a mom, as a wife. I have two children, one that was born with special needs.

I understand firsthand, talking to so many within the disabilities community, and I hear their fear, their fear of not being able to find the doctors, not being able to find the therapists within the Medicaid programs, within TRICARE because of the government. These are government programs that are too often making false promises.

I think about my parents, who are signing up for Medicare, and the over $500 billion in cuts to the Medicare program. In eastern Washington, it is very difficult to find a doctor right now who will take a new Medicare patient.

Because of ObamaCare, my family, like millions all across this country, are facing longer lines, fewer doctors, and lower quality of care. We can and we must do better. If we don't repeal this law, the results are going to be disastrous.

CBO, the Congressional Budget Office, has already estimated 20 million Americans will lose their employer-provided health insurance. Health care premiums continue to soar. Innovation, lifesaving technology and devices are being threatened.

The first step to putting individuals and families back in charge of their health care is to repeal ObamaCare, and I urge support.


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