WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Frank Guinta voted with House Republicans to override a presidential veto of a bill that would repeal most of Obamacare, a primary driver of the country's national debt, which topped $19 trillion this this week.
"The verdict is in," said Rep. Guinta. "The federal healthcare takeover is a budget buster, costing almost a half-trillion dollars more than expected. State insurance exchanges are failing. People are losing their health care coverage, many for the second or third time, due to constant disruptions.”
"Employers are reluctant to hire in this hyper-regulated economy," he said."It barely grew last quarter. For all the Granite Staters struggling to find jobs and provide for their families, I will not stop fighting to repeal and replace this destructive law."
Although today's vote failed to meet the two-thirds House majority required to override a veto, the Congressman said he was proud of the effort and promised to continue his work."The President no longer has Harry Reid to protect him from unpopular decisions,"said Rep. Guinta, whom the House Budget Committee added to its membership today.
"And soon, we'll no longer have President Obama standing in the way of more personal choice and affordability for Granite Staters, as well as all Americans, who should have the power to make their own health care decisions.”
On Thursday, the Congressman is scheduled to attend his first hearing of the House Budget Committee, a review of rising federal health care spending that in 2015 grew to exceed Social Security costs for the first time.