There were numerous press release statements issued yesterday after the House adopted a repeal of the health reform law. Below are a few of the most notable ones I received, with emphasis added by me.
Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI):
“I am pleased that the House of Representatives have honored their promise to the American people by taking a vote and passing the repeal of Obamacare. It is important that the Senate also holds a vote. We must put Senators on record as to who does and does not support the repeal of this law.
“I truly do believe that the passing of Obamacare is the single greatest assault on our freedom in my lifetime. It will destroy our health care system. It will lead to rationed care, lower the quality of care, increase medical costs and severely limit medical innovation.
“As troubling, this law will add trillions of dollars to our nation’s debt and deficit over the next couple of decades. We are already bankrupting our nation. We simply cannot afford Obamacare. It must be repealed.”
Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO):
“I applaud my House colleagues for keeping their word and voting to repeal this burdensome health care law. Voters in Missouri and across America overwhelmingly rejected this job-destroying bill, and the House vote today is a critical first step as we work to repeal and replace this flawed legislation. I’m committed to examining all of the tools at our disposal to bring this fight to the Senate floor where the American people expect to see an up or down vote.”
Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-NV) office in response to Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) pledge to force a Senate vote on health reform repeal:
Jon Summers, spokesman for Nevada Senator Harry Reid, released the following statement in response to Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s declaration that the Senate will re-open the donut hole and take tax breaks away from small businesses who provide health care to their employees: