“Un-Affordable Care”July 13, 2012
Clearly, the “Un-Affordable” Care Act has to go.
The day before the Supreme Court made its decision about the constitutionality of the President’s health care law, it was a bad law. The day after the decision was handed down, it was still a bad law. It’s hard to believe, but the President and Congress passed a law containing 21 tax increases- 12 of which directly affect the middle class- in the middle of a recession. That’s why my very first vote cast in Congress was to fully repeal Obamacare, and this week I voted for repeal once again.
Fortunately, we have plenty of possible alternatives for reforming health care:
1) Allow Americans to purchase insurance across state lines, allowing for greater competition and therefore lower prices;
2) Encourage portability of plans, so that changing jobs doesn’t affect your health care;
3) Allow tax deductions for commonsense, preventative actions like getting a flu shot;
4) Discourage people from filing frivolous lawsuits against doctors and hospitals, which drive up costs for everyone else significantly;
5) Encourage cost transparency and the use of Health Savings Accounts where appropriate, so that Americans have more knowledge of and control over where their health care dollars are going.
Of course, above all else, we need to get America back to work.
Congressman 14th District