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Stearns Votes to Repeal Obamacare


Location: Washington, DC

"We need to repeal this intrusive law and start anew with common-sense solutions that encourage innovation without punishing businesses, seniors, or individuals," said Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL). "Not only does this law represent a massive tax increase on the American people, it would devastate Medicare by cutting half a trillion dollars from the program to pay for new spending. Any savings in Medicare should stay in Medicare."

Today, Stearns joined a bipartisan majority in approving H.R. 6079, the Repeal of Obamacare Act. This marks the 30th time Stearns has voted to repeal, defund, or dismantle Obamacare. "In light of the recent unemployment report that shows job creation has stalled in our nation, repealing this law will help alleviate the uncertainly that keeps businesses from growing and hiring," added Stearns. "Also, with a debt approaching $16 trillion and the federal government growing, this is not the time to create a host of new agencies such as the Independent Payment Advisory Board, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, The Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, the Federal Coordinated Health Care Office, and others that expand the reach of government into our lives."

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimates that approximately 20 million Americans will either pay the individual mandate tax in Obamacare or be forced to buy insurance that they otherwise would not purchase. This fact stands in contrast to the President's claim that few Americans would be impacted by this tax.

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