WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX), Chairman of the House Rules Committee, today released the following statement regarding House passage of H.R. 45, legislation that would repeal the President’s healthcare overhaul:
“Families and small businesses across America are already feeling the damaging effects of ObamaCare, which is why House Republicans moved to repeal this disastrous law that imposes one of the largest tax increases in our nation’s history. Contrary to what the Administration sold to the American people, the healthcare law drives up costs and discourages hiring at a time when millions are looking for work. It also dramatically cuts senior care and puts Washington bureaucrats between patients and their doctors.
“The goal for reforming our nation’s healthcare system should be to ensure that all Americans have the opportunity for affordable care of their choice. Unfortunately, ObamaCare fails on all fronts. Instead, it will lead to higher premiums and force millions off of their preferred employer-provided insurance while also costing taxpayers an unsustainable $1.88 trillion.
“I was pleased to vote to fully repeal ObamaCare today and remain committed to replacing it with better reforms that protect families, seniors, and workers. I will continue to stand up for North Texans by fighting for responsible solutions that lower costs and empower patients – not Washington bureaucrats.”
Created: May 16, 2013