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Aderholt Statement on the Vote to Repeal the Healthcare Law


Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville) issued the following statement after voting for repeal of the job-destroying healthcare law. The bill passed the House by a vote of 245 to 189.

"In November, the American people sent a clear message to Washington to repeal and reject liberal policies like Obamacare, and that's exactly what House Republicans intend to do."

"Tonight, the House of Representatives made a strong statement in support of limited government and against an intrusive expansion of government. We all want healthcare to be available to the greatest extent possible, but the execution and policy of what was pushed by the President and by Speaker Pelosi is flat-out wrong. Instead of supporting the patient-doctor relationship and lowering the cost of healthcare, the law has put the patient decision-making power in Washington and resulted in higher healthcare costs. Instead of helping the economy, it has created more uncertainty for our job creators. Instead of helping small businesses, this law has punished small business owners with more mandates, new taxes and administrative burdens."

"The President's healthcare law threatens the existence of private health insurance plans and creates new federal bureaucracies, boards, and commissions in an industry that is responsible for one-sixth of our economy. Not only do I support the repeal of this law, I plan on working with my colleagues in Congress to start over and consider common-sense patient-focused solutions that will not harm the economy and destroy jobs."

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