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Repeal of Obamacare Act

Floor Speech

Location: Washington, DC


Mr. GOHMERT. I can verify that there are people who have already lost their insurance because of ObamaCare. It has happened. It was not and is not true that if you like your insurance, you can keep it. People have already lost doctors who were assured if you like your doctor, you can keep him. That was simply not true.

We were told there would be no tax. And we know from the Supreme Court that's not true. And in fact, in the bill itself one of the most devastating things coming from people who say they want to help the working poor, if you're a single individual and you're making 133 percent of the poverty level, if you're making $14,000 and you can't afford a $12,000 health insurance policy, you're going to be fined 2.5 percent over the next 3 years. It will build to 2.5 percent. It is a tax. It will devastate. If you make $40,000, a family of four, five or six, $1,000 fine because you can't afford a $12,000 policy. That, on top of the government running everything in this $2,500 bill. That's why we've got to repeal it--for the good of the people.


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