McMorris Rodgers Statement on Two-Year Anniversary of Health Care Law
Washington, D.C. – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Vice Chair of the House Republican Conference, released the following statement ahead of the two-year anniversary of the health care reform law:
“During the 2010 health care debate, then-Speaker Pelosi famously said, ‘We have to pass the bill so you can find out what’s in it.’ Of course, we already knew what was in the bill, which is why I joined all of my Republican colleagues in voting against it. We all knew the bill would significantly increase premiums for working families, force tens of millions of Americans off their health care plans, raise taxes on small businesses, kill hundreds of thousands of jobs, and cut Medicare for seniors. We also knew the bill was too expensive and would increase the national debt at a time when the debt is already larger than our entire economy. This law is a disaster, and as we mark its two-year anniversary, it looks worse than ever. Keeping this law is unsustainable and improving it is insufficient. We must repeal and replace it. That is what the American people want, and that is what they deserve.”
The health care bill was signed into law by President Obama on March 23, 2010 over the objection of the American people.
On Jan. 19, 2011, Rep. McMorris Rodgers voted to repeal the health care law.
She supports the House Republican budget for Fiscal Year 2013 which would defund the law.