Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) voted to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), which passed on the House Floor this afternoon, and issued the following statement:
"A massive government takeover of our health care system that costs too much and raises taxes on American families and small businesses is not the right answer. Of the 21 new tax increases that were enacted as part of this law, more than half will affect Americans earning less than $200,000 per year for singles and $250,000 per year for married couples, even though President Obama has pledged not to raise taxes on middle class taxpayers.
Since President Obama has been in office, unemployment rates have been above 8%. Our economy cannot afford to implement a law that raises taxes and imposes burdensome requirements, creates uncertainty in the marketplace, and makes it harder for our businesses to grow and hire. I look forward to working with my colleagues to reform health care and provide a common-sense approach that offers Americans with access to the health care they need, without excessive regulations and taxes."