Congressman Spencer Bachus (AL-6) today voted to repeal President Obama's health care law, saying it will impose massive new taxes and costs on consumers and businesses at a time when the U.S. economy is badly struggling.
Bachus joined with a House majority of 244-185 in the vote to stop the federal government's takeover of health care. He urged the Senate to support repeal in light of the recent Supreme Court decision which confirmed that Obamacare will raise taxes on lower and middle class Americans.
"This plan was designed to make health care more affordable. But by all estimates, including those of the Administration and certainly with what the Supreme Court said, this is a very costly plan that will drive up the cost of health care. It imposes government-controlled health care that the providers aren't happy with, patients aren't happy with, and taxpayers aren't happy with. We will get a larger debt, less choice, and a lower quality of health care," said Congressman Bachus.
Bachus voted against the original health care takeover legislation when it was brought to the House floor on March 21, 2010. He has advocated for bipartisan, common sense reforms to improve affordability and accessibility to health care.