Rogers Votes in Support of Full Repeal of Obamacare
Jul 11, 2012 -
Today, Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) voted in favor of repealing the President’s health care law. The Repeal Obamacare Act (H.R. 6079) repeals the 2010 health care law, which requires individuals to maintain health coverage or pay a penalty. The House of Representatives passed the Repeal Obamacare Act by 244-185 and now H.R. 6079 awaits consideration by the Senate.
"Repealing Obamacare is a crucial step in helping small businesses hire new workers, getting government out of the way of the doctor-patient relationship, and preventing one of the biggest tax hikes in American history,” said Rogers. “This terrible law threatens our economy, jeopardizes the quality of Medicare, and limits health care options for millions of Americans. I am proud to stand with my colleagues in passing this repeal legislation while working on solutions that actually reduce medical bills for Kentucky’s working families and create job growth in rural communities.”
H.R. 6079, which Rogers cosponsored, completely repeals the 2010 health care law, paving the way for real health care solutions and private-sector job growth. The Supreme Court’s June 28th ruling leaves in place 21 tax increases, of which more than half target middle class Americans, costing taxpayers more than $675 billion over the next ten years. Several studies have shown that without repeal, taxes will continue to rise, and the cost for taxpayers will continue to grow unchecked, stunting economic growth for years to come.
Rogers has served Kentucky’s 5th Congressional District since 1981. With a focus on economic development, job creation, fighting illegal drugs and preserving southern and eastern Kentucky’s natural treasures, he has a reputation for listening to his constituents and fighting for the region he represents. For more information, visit http://halrogers.house.gov/ or follow Rogers on Twitter https://twitter.com/#!/RepHalRogers or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/#!/CongressmanHalRogers.
Click here to download an mp3 audio statement from Congressman Rogers
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“This is Congressman Hal Rogers.
Today, with my support, the House wisely passed and sent to the Senate, the Repeal Obamacare Act, which would prevent one of the biggest tax hikes in American history and get Washington out of the way for you and your doctor. This misguided law hurts our economy, increases our nation’s debt, cuts Medicare, and limits healthcare choices for millions of Americans.
I am 100% opposed to this job-killing law, and will continue to fight for repealing Obamacare and passing common-sense legislation that actually reduce medical bills for Kentucky families.”