U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, MI-08, issued the following statement today after voting to eliminate the job-destroying health care tax that Americans do not want and cannot afford:
"President Obama's massive health care tax was never a good idea. More than 75 percent of employers say the law has made it more difficult to hire new workers, the law's mountains of red tape and mandates have already increased health care costs by 18 percent, and it is causing serious harm to the ability of seniors to access Medicare. The American people do not want these government taxes and mandates that increase costs, hurt jobs, and limit choices.
"We can replace President Obama's health care tax with common sense bipartisan reforms that actually lower costs and expand Americans' access to the care that they need. Such solutions include forcing insurers to compete for their customers in the open marketplace across state lines, cracking down on junk lawsuits against doctors and hospitals and expanding access to Health Savings Accounts.
"Families should be able to make their own health care choices -- from picking the coverage that they need to choosing their family physician and hospital. Bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. should not be standing in the way between you and your doctor. Elections have consequences, and this November the American people will have the final say on President Obama's disastrous health care tax."