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Repeal of Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

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Location: Washington, DC

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Mrs. McMORRIS RODGERS. Mr. Speaker, when President Obama's health care proposal became law, he told us that it would lower costs, improve quality, cover everyone with preexisting conditions, and ensure that those under 26 would remain insured. But today, when we pull back the curtain, the American people see that this law has just made things worse.

The President promised that premiums would go down. In fact, he said families would see an average decrease in premiums by $2,500. Instead, the average family has seen premiums go up by over $3,000. And they are hitting young people hard, some facing increases up to 200 percent and many losing insurance.

The President promised those with preexisting health conditions would be covered. Unfortunately, just over 100,000 people enrolled in the program before he declared it ran out of money.

The President promised that his plan would lead to all Americans having health insurance. But CBO already estimates that 30 million people will still be uninsured even after the law is fully implemented.

We need to replace this policy with one that helps Americans.

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