Wood County Alerts
Smith County Alerts
Rains County Alerts
Van Zandt County Alerts
|Hensarling votes to repeal Obamacare|
|Written by Clayton Neville|
|Friday, 17 May 2013 09:39|
Released by the Office of U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling
WASHINGTON – Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), a leading conservative and Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following statement today after voting to fully repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare.” This is the 37th time the House has voted to repeal Obamacare either in part or entirely.
“Senator Max Baucus, one of the principle architects of Obamacare, recently referred to the law as ‘a huge train wreck.’ Obamacare is not just a huge train wreck; it is a trail of broken promises:
“And this doesn’t even take into account that the Internal Revenue Service, the very same agency which just confessed to using government resources to investigate and harass political opponents of the president, is the very agency the president plans to give the power to oversee Obamacare. If this is what they do with tax applications, what will the IRS do with our personal health records? After all, this is not just a government program. It puts 1/5 of our economy – and more importantly your healthcare – in the hands of IRS bureaucrats.
“Obamacare is not some ugly duckling that one day is going to grow into a beautiful swan. It’s just ugly—and getting uglier by the day.
“Maybe now that Democrats realize the detrimental impact this law will have on the health care of millions of Americans, our economy, and our national debt, they will work with us to improve health care in a way that does not allow the government to undermine the patient-doctor relationship, harm job creation or our economy, or hasten our national bankruptcy.
“I will never stop working to enact common-sense measures to ensure that every American has the opportunity for patient-centered health care that is affordable, portable, and of high quality so that no debilitating illness will be ever be able to wipe out a lifetime of savings.”