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Griffith Statement on Health Care Repeal Vote


Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) released the following statement today after the House of Representatives voted to repeal President Obama's health care bill:

"Nearly two weeks ago the Supreme Court ruled that ObamaCare, as a tax, was constitutional. In light of this finding, I joined a bipartisan group of my colleagues in the House today to again give the Senate a chance to reject this law. Though I have numerous concerns with ObamaCare, I think it's especially important to highlight the damaging impact it will have on seniors and their health care. I believe the funding reductions of approximately $500 billion to the Medicare program over the next ten years and the introduction of the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) will seriously jeopardize the financial health of hospitals and physicians all across Southwest Virginia. Medicare is a primary source of income for a large number of the Ninth's hospitals and a primary source of health care for our seniors. I will not support legislation that puts either of them at risk."

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