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The Wrong Prescription

Floor Speech

Location: Washington, DC

Mr. JOHNSON of Ohio. Madam Speaker, we've long known that President Obama's takeover of our health care is bad medicine. And now that the Supreme Court has determined that it's one of the largest tax increases in American history, we've confirmed that it's bad policy.

As I travel up and down the Ohio River, I hear repeatedly that this disastrous law must be repealed and replaced with commonsense, patient-centered solutions that will grow our economy.

Today, the House will vote, once again, to repeal this law because it's full of broken promises covered up in empty political rhetoric.

President Obama promised us that this law would lower health care costs, but now we know it will cost more than double what was expected, almost $2 trillion.

We were promised that the law would create jobs, but 40 percent of American businesses tell a different story.

And finally, we were promised that we'd be able to keep our doctors, but a recent survey says that 83 percent of doctors have considered quitting over the law.

Free market and patient-centered solutions are not only good policies, but they are also the correct medicines for health care reform, not President Obama's Big Government takeover.

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