Today, Congressman Bill Cassidy released a statement on co-sponsoring H.R. 1005, the Defund Obamacare Act:
"Obamacare is a bad deal for Americans. It has caused insurance premiums to rise on families and small businesses. It requires a $1 trillion tax increase and approximately 127 million hours of regulatory compliance. Perhaps worst of all, it empowers unelected bureaucrats to make decisions on your healthcare. Our top priority must be reducing the negative impacts of Obamacare on American families. By defunding the legislation Congress can negate some of worst parts of the bill," said Rep. Bill Cassidy M.D.
Cassidy continued, "We can do better. We need a health care plan which empowers patients and doctors and uses the free market to lower costs. Expanding Health Savings Accounts, implementing tort reform and letting Americans buy health insurance across state lines are proposals which would rapidly expand access to affordable healthcare. This is the right way to help all Americans have health coverage."
Rep. Tom Graves, the sponsor of the legislation added, "It's time to get back to patient-first care, where we can make personal decisions with our doctors and without Washington bureaucrats in the room. Let's protect our taxpayer dollars from funding any part of Obamacare. Let's defund Obamacare now."
The Defund Obamacare Act was introduced today by Congressman Tom Graves (R-GA), and Congressman Cassidy is a co-sponsor. Specifically, the bill would deauthorize future appropriations and rescind previous appropriations for the President's 2010 health care plan. Information on the bill is attached to this page.