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Hall Votes to Fully Repeal "Obamacare"

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Location: Washington, DC

Yesterday, Rep. Ralph Hall (TX-04) voted with a House Majority to pass H.R. 6079, Repeal Obamacare Act. The bill, which passed 244-185, is the latest vote by the House to fully repeal the President's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as "Obamacare."

"I am fully committed to repealing the President's bad health care overhaul and will continue to vote to repeal this law and the extra tax it carries at every opportunity," said Hall. "The President and Democrat-controlled Congress were not honest with the American people when they pushed this bill into law in 2010 - they denied it was a tax and falsely stated it would lower costs. This could not be further from the truth, as the Supreme Court ruling confirmed."

Hall continued, "The President's health care law was presented to the American people as a way to improve the economy, yet it does little or nothing to address the valid concern of cost. The President has increased our country's debt by $5 trillion and his health care 'solution' is expected to cost $1.8 trillion over ten years. Among the many bad things about the President's law is the fact Americans cannot afford this health care overhaul.

"Improving our economy is the top priority of my constituents and the majority of Americans. The President's health care law must be fully repealed if we are to avoid the drastic negative impact it will have on the economy. I believe in the Constitution and that Americans - not Washington - should be in charge of their own health care decisions, and I will work towards fully repealing this law and replacing it with common-sense solutions."

Economic Impact of President's Health Care Law

Unemployment numbers will rise. Business owners site uncertainty around the President's health care law as a major reason they are reluctant to grow and hire new workers. Many could have to choose between cutting back work force, work hours, or wages.

States could be forced to ration Medicare. $118 billion additional financial burden is saddled onto state budgets from ObamaCare's Medicaid expansion.

Health care costs will rise. Hospitals, doctors, businesses and consumers all expect health costs to rise under the law. Family policy costs have risen by $2,200 since the law's passage, according to Kaiser Family Foundation.

Federal government's role in individual's life is too invasive. The law's individual mandate would force Americans who do not take part in a private or government-run health care program to pay a tax.


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