Flores Marks 2nd Anniversary of the Democrat Takeover of Healthcare03/23/12
Americans are Still Not Celebrating Washington’s Healthcare Takeover
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Bill Flores (R-Texas) released the following statement regarding the two year anniversary of President Obama signing the Democrat takeover of healthcare into law:
“Two years ago today the President and the Democrat controlled Congress failed the American people by passing and signing the budget-busting, job-destroying healthcare reform into law. Americans are still not celebrating the fact that the government acted against the will of the people. Today, two-thirds of Americans believe the U.S. Supreme Court should throw out either the individual mandate in the healthcare law or repeal the law in its entirety.
“When I arrived in Congress one of my top priorities was to repeal the Democrat takeover of healthcare and replace it with common-sense reforms that lower costs, protect jobs, and protect the doctor-patient relationship. In the 112th Congress, House Republicans have passed 26 bills to repeal, defund, or dismantle the Democrat takeover of healthcare, which have unfortunately have died in the Democrat controlled Senate.
“Democrats have said that this legislation would create jobs, lower costs, and enable you to keep your own plan and doctor; we now know that these claims are false as we have had more time to study the bill and its effects. This is likely due to the fact that then Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi had stated ‘we have to pass the bill… to find out what is in it’.
“Last week, the Congressional Budget Office released a disturbing report showing the Democrat takeover of healthcare will cost an astounding $1.76 trillion, nearly double its original price tag. This legislation will subsequently force many companies and small businesses to give up their current healthcare plans, subjecting them to the costly new mandates which will increase premiums. Seeing such results places a great importance on the House to do whatever we can to ensure the Democrat takeover of healthcare is never implemented.
“The President’s policies are failing and are continuing to harm families, job growth, and our economy. We must move forward and create better solutions that empower patients and families to make their own healthcare decisions.”
Congressman Bill Flores represents the 17th District of Texas and is an entrepreneur, former energy executive, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and member of the House Budget, Natural Resources and Veterans’ Affairs Committees.