Following today's 244-185 vote by he House of Representatives to repeal the Affordable Health Care Act, Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack (R-Palm Springs) issued the following statement via email:
“Poll after poll shows the same result: A majority of Americans want President Obama’s healthcare law repealed. Period. Obamacare is too costly, imposes on the of the largest tax increases in history – primarily on the middle class – and is morally wrong, because it will eventually lead to a government takeover of our healthcare system. That’s not what Americans want.
“We need a simpler, smarter healthcare plan which makes certain patients are not denied insurance because of pre-existing conditions; children can remain on their parents’ insurance policy until they are 26 years old; and seniors can continue to get the help they need paying for expensive prescription drugs. We can do all these things without resorting to government dictated healthcare that will cost $1.8 trillion and put 800,000 Americans out of work.”
A statement from Bono Mack's challenger, Dr. Raul Ruiz (D-Coachella) is here.