April 24, 2013, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson released the following statement on attempts in the U.S. House of Representatives to pass HR 1549, a bill designed to extend an Obamacare program that has run out of money:
"House Republicans should abandon their latest attempt to fix Obamacare. Rather than increasing funding for the Pre-Existing Conditions Insurance Plan that in spite of having lower than expected enrollment has been overrun with costs, the House should use their Constitutional power of the purse to defund it entirely.
"The fact that House leadership has refused to even consider defunding Obamacare to stop the implementation of this Frankenstein-like monster federal health law reflects poorly on their commitment to repeal the law in its entirety.
"The health care system concocted by Obama, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi is going to fail under its own regulatory weight, and for House Republicans to attempt to prop up the system through piecemeal fixes at a time when even some labor unions are beginning to urge repeal, makes zero sense."
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