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Rep Dold on the Repeal of the Affordable Care Act


Location: Washington, DC

"I believe that we need healthcare reform that not only addresses access to health insurance, but also the skyrocketing costs and quality of care. The Affordable Care Act merely addresses one piece of the puzzle, but in doing so it further hurts our economic recovery by dramatically raising taxes on hardworking families and small businesses by hundreds of billions of dollars. Additionally, concerns that the law would prove financially unsustainable and cost significantly more in reality than initially projected have been realized, as the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office now estimates that the law's costs have nearly doubled to $1.7 trillion. There are certainly good aspects of this law which should remain in place going forward, but there's a way to go about health care reform without bankrupting our nation, our families, and our small businesses. We must work together in a bipartisan manner and implement common sense reforms that will increase access, lower costs and provide quality care."

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