Today, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) released the following remarks following his vote to fully repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, referred to as Obamacare.
"Last month, the Supreme Court made its regrettable ruling to uphold the President's job-killing tax program known as Obamacare. While the high court may have deemed it constitutional as a tax, Americans deem it burdensome and unaffordable.
Obamacare boasts $500 billion in tax hikes, 150 new federal bureaucracies, and $1.76 trillion added to the growing national debt. Not to mention the massive amounts of red tape and legalese that get in the way of patients and their doctors. Before we know it, going to the doctor will feel more like a trip to the DMV.
Our tax-and-spender--in-chief needs to stop throwing more hard-earned tax dollars at a broken healthcare system and start working with Congress to implement common-sense reforms. We can make coverage more accessible, more affordable, and give Americans the freedom to choose their health plan. Our first step towards real reform is to repeal Obamacare today."
Johnson represents portions of Dallas and Collin Counties.