From a release out of U.S. Rep. John Fleming’s office today…
Today, Representative John Fleming, M.D. introduced legislation in the 112th Congress that would rescind $ 1 billion dollars from the Health Insurance Reform Implementation Fund originally appropriated to pay for federal administrative expenses to carry out ObamaCare.
“When ObamaCare passed last year, Democrats in Congress and the President raised all sorts of claims that it would lower insurance premiums, increase health care access and lower costs,” said Fleming. “Contrary to these claims, as this law continues to be implemented, premiums have risen, health insurance options have declined, and Medicare and Medicaid are facing significant physician shortages. ObamaCare needs to be repealed, and we will have a vote on that next week.”
“If the President won’t sign the repeal, which I expect, then the next best thing is to defund this monstrosity. The American people sent a clear message in November that they want nothing to do with ObamaCare,” continued Fleming. “It’s time to stop implementation of this law and choke it off at the roots. This legislation will do just that by defunding the money appropriated to implement ObamaCare and putting it back towards reducing the federal deficit. Passage of my bill will be a crucial first step toward restoring health care liberty for the American people.”
The legislation can be viewed here.
Dr. John Fleming is Chairman of the Natural Resources Insular Affairs, Oceans and Wildlife subcommittee and a member of the House Armed Services Committee. He is a physician and small business owner and represents the 4th Congressional District of Louisiana.