Congressman Bill Johnson (R-Marietta) released the following statement today after voting for the 33rd time to repeal, defund, or dismantle all or part of President Obama's takeover of health care.
"Today, I voted to repeal Obamacare. This marks the 33rd time I've voted to repeal all or parts of President Obama's destructive takeover of health care. This law is bad medicine for America, and now that the Supreme Court has determined that it is one of the largest tax increases in American history, we've now confirmed it is bad policy. President Obama promised the American people that his health care law would create jobs, but according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 74% of small businesses say this law is marking it harder for them to hire new workers. President Obama promised Americans that they would be able to keep their doctors under this law, but according to a recent poll, 83% of doctors have considered quitting over this disastrous law. President Obama also promised us that his takeover of health care would lower costs, but this law is estimated to cost more than double what was expected -- almost $2 trillion. Not to mention this law imposes billions of dollars in NEW TAXES on hardworking middle-class families," said Bill Johnson.
Johnson added, "This law, forced on the American people, is already hurting job creation and is nothing more than broken promises covered in empty political rhetoric. We need to replace the President's law with pro-growth, common sense, and patient centered solutions that will lower health care costs, increase quality and access, protect seniors' Medicare benefits, and create jobs. Repealing this law is an important step forward to reforming America's health care system the right way."