Washington — House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement after the House Republican Health Care Solutions Group, in conjunction with America Speaking Out, held a public forum where officials from the states discussed steps they are taking to protect their citizens from ObamaCare’s costly and unconstitutional mandates:
“State officials charged with implementing ObamaCare are speaking out and exposing the new law for the job-killing monstrosity that it is. Unlike Democrats in Washington, these officials and lawmakers are listening to their constituents, who want nothing to do with this government takeover of health care. Unfortunately, any time the states speak up, the Obama Administration just hands down another round of regulations that does more harm than good.
“Through the courts, the legislatures, and public forums like this one, the states – and the American people – will be heard. Republicans are listening and fighting to repeal this job-killing health care law so it can be replaced with common-sense reforms focused on lowering costs and protecting cash-strapped states. Whether it’s detailing the cost of ObamaCare mandates or uncovering how high-risk pools would cover elective abortion, the states continue to play a critical role in exposing the devastating consequences of this government takeover of health care.”
NOTE: Today’s forum, entitled “States of Disaster: Challenges In Responding to ObamaCare” and chaired by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), covered three aspects of the state revolt against Washington Democrats’ job-killing health care law: (1) the efforts of state officials to fight the law in the courts; (2) the role state legislatures will play in amending state laws to match ObamaCare’s requirements; (3) the burdensome mandates and red tape state agencies must comply with to implement ObamaCare. These issues, and other challenges posed by the new law, are discussed in a recently released Boehner report entitled “ObamaCare: Three Months of Broken Promises” – which makes clear that Americans remain squarely opposed to the new law despite millions being spent by the Obama Administration on a taxpayer-funded public relations campaign.
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