Gingrey Commends Deal Decision to Block State Health Care Exchange

Press Release

By:  Phil Gingrey
Date: Nov. 16, 2012
Location: Washington, DC

Rep. Phil Gingrey today applauded Governor Deal's announcement that Georgia will resist the federal government's takeover of the U.S. health care system and block implementation of a state-run health care exchange. This is a critical step in combating the devastating impacts of Obamacare and adds further momentum towards full repeal of the law.

"Gov. Deal's decision to safeguard Georgia taxpayers and patients from a costly, federally-restricted health care exchange is a demonstration in fiscal responsibility" Gingrey said. "Furthermore, it reinforces the message to President Obama that, despite his reelection, his health care law remains a disastrous, unpopular policy. While Democrats were content to pass a $1 trillion dollar law without understanding its implications, it is reassuring to know that Gov. Deal and other state leaders refuse to follow suit. As a physician for more than 30 years, I support the governor's decision to protect patients from federal bureaucrats dictating the type of health care they receive."

At the federal level, Rep. Gingrey also continues to fight for full repeal of the President's health care law. He is committed to repealing some of the most egregious components of the law, including the Medicare-rationing board IPAB, the unfunded program known as CLASS Act, and the crippling medical device tax. He recently introduced legislation, the SCOPE Act, which protects the doctor-patient relationship from interference by the Health and Human Services Secretary.