Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-4) has again stood for the values and beliefs of Fourth District citizens, who overwhelmingly disapprove of President Obama's health care takeover, by voting to repeal the federal health care law that takes power away from patients and families.
"The citizens of the district I represent voted 76 percent in 2010 to say "NO' to ObamaCare," said Hartzler. "With my vote today I join them in their commitment to standing up to this expensive invasion of privacy rights."
"The health care law gives unprecedented powers to unelected and unaccountable bureaucrats to mandate cuts to Medicare and to make other important health decisions that should only be made by a patient after consulting with his or her doctor," continued Hartzler. "The law forces citizens to pay for health care services that they find morally objectionable and that violate their religious beliefs. It establishes 21 new taxes and comes with a $1.76 trillion price tag to voters."
"Our country is in the midst of economic turmoil with rampant unemployment and this law will raise costs for employers, hurting small businesses and forcing them to cut back on hiring," added Hartzler. "We must start over and take the time to get health reform right with common sense proposals to bring about affordable solutions to rein in costs and to make health care available to all Americans. A 2,700 page bill that nobody read was clearly the wrong approach. With repeal of ObamaCare we will be able to put forth easy-to-understand legislation that results in improved access and affordability."
Having passed the House, the bill now moves to the Senate for its consideration.
Congresswoman Hartzler, a resident of Cass County, serves on the House Agriculture Committee and the House Armed Services Committee.