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California U.S. Congressman Wally Herger 7/11/12

House passes legislation to repeal ObamaCare

Today, the House Representatives passed H.R. 6079, legislation to repeal ObamaCare. I was one of 244 members who voted in support of it. Yesterday, I delivered a speech on the House floor in favor of H.R. 6079. You can read the text of my speech below.

Mr. Speaker, weíve heard many perspectives on what the Supreme Court did in its health care ruling. I want to focus on what the Courtís decision did not change.

The Supreme Courtís ruling didnít change the fact that the Democratsí health law makes it more expensive for employers to hire workers. Businesses in my district have put their expansion plans on hold because they are worried about higher costs. This law was bad for jobs when it was passed, and itís still bad for jobs now.

The Courtís ruling didnít change the perverse incentives in the Presidentís law that will encourage some employers to drop their health benefits. Millions of Americans will lose the coverage they have and like. That was true when this law was passed, and itís still true now.

The Courtís ruling didnít change the failure of the Presidentís law to reduce health care costs. The Administrationís own Medicare actuaries concluded that this law will actually increase the overall cost of health care, and CBO found it will raise health insurance premiums. This was a serious failure when the law was passed, and itís still a serious failure.

The Courtís ruling didnít change the 21 new taxes in the Democratsí health care law. In fact, the ruling highlights how the Presidentís law raises Americansí taxes to pay for an unsustainable new program, at a time when unemployment remains far too high. These tax hikes hurt our economy when they were passed, and theyíre still hurting our economy today.

Thatís why I began advocating for repeal of this bad law as soon as it was passed, and why I still support repeal today. Vote ďYESĒ for repeal.

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