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Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 2, Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act; Providing For Consideration Of H. RES. 9, Instructing Certain Committees To Report Legislation Replacing The Job-Killing Health Care Law; And For Other Purposes

Floor Speech

Location: Washington, DC

Mrs. BLACKBURN. Madam Speaker, today we do begin a very important process, and it is a solid first step. And I stand to support this rule and to support repeal of this law, because we have on the books a law that doesn't improve the quality of health care. It will not reduce the cost of health care, and it is going to add billions to the exploding national debt.

We have listened to the American people. They are smart, and they know that this law is unworkable. It won't deliver on the promises that they made, and the American people voted in overwhelming numbers to repeal it and replace it. That is the action that we are going to take.

Congress cannot wait any longer to get this irresponsible law out of our doctors' offices, out of our lives, and off the books.

We in Tennessee have lived through the experiment of government-run health care called TennCare. Tennessee could not afford it, and the American people know that this Nation cannot afford a TennCare-type program on a national level.

I support the rule.


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