Monday, February 02, 2015

Graves: Obamacare must be repealed

(From Sixth District Congressman Sam Graves)

“I just see a huge train wreck coming down.” These are the words of former Democrat Senator Max Baucus, the lead author of Obamacare in the Senate, voicing his concerns over the implementation of the law nearly two years ago. I agree with him – the implementation has been a “train wreck.” However, the problems we face are not just with the implementation. This law has been a disaster since the day it was forced on the American people without a single Republican vote, and it must be repealed entirely.

The American people could not have been clearer in the message they sent Washington – repeal and replace this “train wreck” of a law. A number of Members of Congress that supported Obamacare, both in the House and Senate, were voted out of office by their constituents largely because of that support.

This week, the House of Representatives will once again take action to repeal Obamacare. A lot has happened since the law was passed. For starters, Missourians and Americans across the country have found out what was in the bill and are feeling firsthand what it means for their families – more taxes, dropped coverage, and a loss of full-time jobs.

I will again vote to repeal Obamacare for many of the same reasons I voted against it in the first place. It places unconstitutional mandates on Americans and has resulted in bigger government, more debt, and less access to quality care.

A clear majority of Americans know that the best way to accomplish meaningful health insurance reform is not through mandates and new government programs. Instead, we need to increase competition and access to health insurance through the private market. From the beginning of this debate, my colleagues and I in the House have offered common sense solutions to lower cost and increase access to care, and we will continue to do so.

It is my hope that the new Senate majority and the President will work with us to pass meaningful healthcare reform.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Another PURE Republican that doesn't know what non-partisan politics is. Mr. Graves you talk a lot but where is your idea for affordable care? It was O.K. when Romney was pushing it. Take your head out and come up with a plan for affordable care. Your GOP is nothing but obstruction and lies and is getting old.