image description U.S. CONGRESSMAN JOE WILSON | Serving South Carolina’s Second District

Press Release

ObamaCare Birthday Gives No Reason to Celebrate

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West Columbia, SC, Mar 23, 2011 | Neal Patel (202.731.6987) | comments

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement on the one year birthday of ObamaCare, the federal government takeover of health care:

“Normally, birthdays are cause for celebration. They allow us to take a moment and reflect on the past year. ObamaCare is no cause for celebration. It is hard to believe that just one short year ago, liberals in Congress haphazardly rammed through a 2,800 page health care bill that made its way to the President’s desk where it was signed, sealed, and delivered to the American people.

Under the guise of making health care more ‘affordable’ and ‘accessible,’ liberals in Washington have caused many Americans to see their insurance premiums increase while putting seniors at risk due to doctors opting out of Medicare. The government takeover of health care would cost an additional $2.6 trillion to implement while adding $701 billion to the deficit.

Then-Speaker of the House Pelosi stated, ‘We have to pass the (health care) bill so you can find out what is in it.’ Here we are one year later with the real facts surrounding this health care law finally surfacing. House Republicans have led the charge against ObamaCare by successfully voting to repeal the health care law and many of its job-choking add-ons such as the 1099 tax provision. Alternatives proposed by House Republicans include a patient-centered solutions health care program which returns the decision making power to private citizens and not Washington bureaucrats.

Birthdays are a time for reflection and self improvement, ObamaCare needs a healthy dose of both.”  

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