Repeal of Obamacare Act

Floor Speech

By:  Jon Runyan
Date: July 11, 2012
Location: Washington, DC

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Mr. RUNYAN. Madam Speaker, I rise in support of H.R. 6079, the Repeal Obamacare Act. It has been over two years since the partisan Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was signed into law by President Obama and the country is still looking for reform.

When ObamaCare was introduced, the public was assured this was not a tax, but we have come to realize that this is, in fact one of the largest tax increases on the middle class in recent memory. We were told that ObamaCare would strengthen Medicare, but in fact the bill diverts $500 billion from Medicare to pay for other provisions of ObamaCare.

The United States needs real common-sense healthcare reforms, which is why I urge my colleagues to support H.R. 6079. We must work together in a bi-partisan manner to support reforms that will lower costs, like allowing individuals to search for insurance across state lines and comprehensive tort reform, while continuing to protect individuals with pre-existing conditions and allowing children to remain on their parents' insurance plan.

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