Today, U.S. Representative Jim Renacci (OH-16) released the following statement on his vote to repeal the President's health care law in its entirety:
"Even before the Supreme Court labeled the individual mandate a tax, it had already become clear that just about every premise this law was sold on was false. We were told it would lower costs. It hasn't. We were promised you could keep your health insurance if you liked it. You can't. The Court's ruling simply underscored the urgency of repealing this harmful law once and for all.
"Ohio families and small businesses are concerned about rapidly rising health care costs and maintaining the ability to see the doctor of their choosing. That is why I will continue to push to replace the President's health care law with legislation that increases consumer freedom and lowers health care costs -- two things the current law has proven to be incapable of doing."
Rep. Renacci is serving his first term in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he is a member of the Financial Services Committee. Prior to his election he worked as a Certified Public Accountant in the health care industry, and owned and operated over 60 other businesses in the automotive and sports management fields.