Today, Congressman John Sullivan offered the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 6079, the Repeal of Obamacare Act. This marks the 32nd time that the House has voted to repeal, defund or dismantle the President's healthcare law. Sullivan offered the following statement:
"The Supreme Court's recent decision does not change the fact that Obamacare is a deeply flawed law that should be repealed. As I have said from the beginning, Obamacare is disastrous for patients, doctors, small businesses and could not have come at a worse time for our economy. According to a survey conducted by the Doctor Patient Medical Association, an alarming 83% of American physicians have considered leaving their practices as a result of Obamacare. The American people have already rejected the policy behind Obamacare -- now the Supreme Court's ruling has opened their eyes to the deceit used to sell the law and the massive tax increases contained in it."
"We need common sense reforms to lower healthcare costs and to get our country back on track -- not a wholesale government overhaul of our healthcare system that takes away Americans' ability to decide what coverage is right for themselves, their families or their businesses. The last thing that struggling Americans need right now are massive tax hikes and mandates that will drive up health costs and make it even more difficult for small businesses to hire and grow. While repealing Obamacare is obviously not the end of the discussion over reforming our healthcare system, this is the first step towards bringing Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle back to the table to develop a plan for our healthcare system that works for ALL Americans."