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Obamacare Repeal Vote a 'Critical First Step'


Location: Washington, DC

Rep. Phil Gingrey voted to repeal President Obama's disastrous health care law today, which passed the House of Representatives with a bipartisan vote of 244-185. The President's law gives control of one-sixth the economy to Washington bureaucrats and imposes a massive tax increase on middle-class Americans and small business owners.

"As both a physician and a taxpayer, fully repealing Obamacare remains my top priority, and today the House took its first step towards this critically important goal," Gingrey said. "The President's health care law guts $500 billion from Medicare, increases health care costs, threatens access to Medicare and Medicaid patients, and imposes massive tax increases that Americans and small businesses can't afford. President Obama promised that his law would not raise taxes, would decrease health care costs, and that if we liked our plans, we could keep them. These promises have been broken, and Obamacare accomplishes the exact opposite of what the President pledged.

"Health care costs in this country are too high, but this 2,000 page, $1 trillion law is not the solution. Patients should have more control of their insurance decisions, and reform should be driven on the state level. Rather than rushing through legislation that we have to read to "find out what's in it," Republicans will take a thoughtful, measured approach to increasing access and quality of care to patients, without giving control to bureaucrats."

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