PEARCE: AMERICANS NEED REAL HEALTHCARE SOLUTIONS

May 16, 2013 Issues: Economy and Jobs, Health Care

Washington, DC (May 16, 2013) – Today, U.S. Congressman Steve Pearce voted for H.R. 45, a bill “To repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.”

Congressman Pearce hears every day from New Mexicans voicing their concerns with Obamacare.  Today alone, dozens of constituents have posted on social media sites about its impact:

  • One highlighted that her doctor will be forced to cut her regular office visits in half once the law is fully in place. 
  • Another stressed his concerns with the new costs and contracts required to simply fill a prescription. 
  • Many noted health insurance costs increasing rapidly, fewer benefits, and less choice in medical care. 
  • Someone else told the Congressman that his daughter’s work hours have been cut back, along with her coworkers, as her employer struggled to survive under the new regulations.

“The so-called Affordable Care Act does not provide the healthcare solutions Americans need,” said Pearce.  “This law hurts the middle class by raising taxes and making health insurance more expensive—increasing premiums and costs astronomically.  It eliminates jobs in our already fragile economy, forcing businesses to lay off employees or shut down completely.  And it hurts our seniors by gutting the Medicare funding they rely on.  All this, and it will still leave tens of millions of Americans without health insurance. 

“Instead, New Mexicans need simple, commonsense solutions that will protect our freedoms, our access to quality medical care, and our futures.”

Pearce was an original cosponsor of H.R. 45.

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