Griffin: Cosponsors, Again Supports Bill to Repeal ObamaCare in Full
WASHINGTON – Congressman Tim Griffin (AR-02) issued the following statement after House passage of the Repeal of ObamaCare Act (H.R. 6079):
“One of the first votes I took in Congress was to repeal President Obama’s misguided health care law – 2,700 pages full of tax increases that make it harder for job creators to hire more employees. I cosponsored and support this repeal bill because Arkansans deserve localized, specialized health care that fits their needs—not ObamaCare’s ‘one size fits all’ system where decisions are made by bureaucrats in Washington. Repealing ObamaCare is the first step in replacing it with real, patient-centered reforms that will lower costs by encouraging innovation, increasing competition, cracking down on frivolous lawsuits and reducing waste, fraud and abuse.”
A recent study produced by the House Ways & Means Committee showed that ObamaCare could actually encourage employers to drop health care coverage, negatively affecting more than 10.2 million employees and dependents. In March, the Congressional Budget Office projected the cost of the President’s health care law would be $1.76 trillion, almost doubling its original estimate published when ObamaCare was signed into law. Another analysis by the Senate Budget Committee, minority staff, suggests that the real cost could be $2.6 trillion. Within four years, individuals and families who buy coverage on their own can expect to pay 13 percent more for their insurance, compared to if the law hadn’t been enacted at all.
Since January 2011, the House has voted 31 times to repeal all or part of ObamaCare.