Dr. Dan Benishek (MI-01) today released the following statement in support of the vote of the House of Representatives to repeal President Obama's health care law, the "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act"(PPACA):
"The Supreme Court's recent ruling upholding the President's health care law is a reminder that we cannot rely on our courts to fix the mistakes of Congress. As a doctor in Michigan's Upper Peninsula for 30 years, I know the President's law cannot be "fixed.' This law must be fully repealed.
Despite much soaring rhetoric, the President's law never addressed the real challenges of health care in this country. America has a great health care system, but it costs too much. Instead of putting Washington in charge of patient care, I recommend that we enact a step-by-step approach that lowers costs through free-market competition and strengthens the doctor-patient relationship.
Ultimately, the fate of the President's health care law will have to be decided by the American people. Today's vote will offer the White House and the Senate another opportunity to do what the majority of American people are demanding: scrap this law and begin to enact real health care reforms that lower costs and improve access to care."