(Washington, DC – March 23, 2012) Friday marks the healthcare reform law’s second anniversary. Representative Frank Guinta (R, NH-01) issued the following statement:
“Two years ago today, President Obama signed into law one of the most flawed pieces of legislation ever passed by Congress. The Administration and Democratic congressional leaders used strong-arm tactics to railroad the healthcare reform law through Congress in the dark of night with a strictly party line vote. Now that Granite Staters have had two years to examine the details buried within it, they’re disturbed by what they’re finding.
“I share their concern. That’s why one of the very first votes I cast in the House was to repeal the healthcare reform law in its entirety. I’ve also voted to remove its especially egregious requirements, such as the 1099 provision, which would have burdened small businesses by making them report every transaction over $600. Just yesterday, I voted to eliminate the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), a 15 member panel of unelected federal bureaucrats that would determine which health and medical care for seniors would be paid for by the government.
“What started out as a bad bill has grown into bad policy. The problems created by it keep mounting, from projections of its increasingly excessive cost to the potential millions of people who may eventually lose health insurance coverage through their employer. Plus, it harms seniors by removing $500 billion from important Medicare funding to help pay for it.
“Granite Staters shouldn’t have to pay the price for the healthcare reform law’s many excesses, and I’ll continue fighting for its repeal, either in one swoop or one provision at a time.”