Search Form
First, enter a politician or zip code
Now, choose a category

Public Statements

Providing for Consideration of H.R. 6079, Repeal of Obamacare Act

Floor Speech

By:
Date:
Location: Washington, DC

BREAK IN TRANSCRIPT

Mr. LoBIONDO. I appreciate the chairman for yielding.

Mr. Speaker, I would like to reemphasize some points that I think probably have already been made, that health care is not a partisan issue. Whether we're Republicans or Democrats or Independents, we want to see health care more affordable and more accessible. Unfortunately, President Obama's health care bill does not do the job.

The Supreme Court made it completely clear that this is a new tax.

With a very fragile economy, the last thing we need to do is impose a new tax on our businesses. In my district, the average unemployment rate is hovering around 13 percent. I've talked to many of the businesses. The uncertainty of this legislation is killing their incentive to hire new people. It's something that we really shouldn't let happen. And maybe more important, I believe that the sacrosanct doctor-patient relationship is jeopardized by the 111 new boards and commissions that will put cost before care.

This is something that we cannot allow to happen. The best way to do it is for a total repeal, to start over with the points that will make sense, that most of America can get their arms around, that the medical community will say will help the doctor-patient relationship and businesses will have a clear understanding.

BREAK IN TRANSCRIPT


Source:
Skip to top
Back to top