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Mr. CANSECO. I thank the gentleman from Texas for yielding this time, and I rise in support of the rule and the underlying bill to completely repeal ObamaCare.
Though ObamaCare has been found to be constitutional, it doesn't mean it is good for our health care nor good for our economy. ObamaCare is still a government takeover of health care, putting Federal bureaucrats in charge of decisions that should be made by you and your doctor by creating 159 different boards, bureaucracies, and programs that will increase Washington's control over health care, like the Independent Payment Advisory Board, which is compromised of 15 unelected bureaucrats that will be empowered to decide what treatments Medicare will and will not cover.
ObamaCare also could lead to less access to care and lower quality health care. I recently visited with several physicians last week in my district, and they told me that ObamaCare could lead to a large exodus of physicians from active practice, leaving many Americans with health care coverage but without health care access.
ObamaCare also cuts over half a trillion dollars from Medicare to pay for other spending, which could lead physicians to cut back on the number of American seniors that they will see, negatively impacting their care by leaving seniors with health care coverage but without access to care.
Besides being bad for health care, ObamaCare is bad for our economy. I've visited with numerous small businesses throughout the 23rd Congressional District of Texas, and almost every one of them has told me that the biggest factor keeping them from expanding their businesses and hiring more employees is the uncertainty about health care costs due to various taxes and mandates contained in ObamaCare.
Given the Supreme Court's ruling, it's now up to the people's elected representatives in the Congress to provide American families and small businesses with much-needed relief from the burdens of ObamaCare by repealing it completely. Only after ObamaCare is repealed can we then work to implement commonsense reforms to make health care more affordable and accessible.
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