Gingrey: Obamacare repeal vote "critical"

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Washington, D.C. , May 16, 2013 | Jen Talaber (202.225.2931) | comments

Rep. Phil Gingrey, M.D., voted again today to repeal Obamacare. The measure passed the House of Representatives 229-195.

“We are still fighting. We are still in the trenches,” Gingrey said. “As both a physician and a taxpayer, repealing Obamacare remains my top priority. President Obama promised that his law would not raise taxes, would decrease health care costs, and that if we liked our plans, we could keep them. These promises have been broken, and Obamacare accomplishes the exact opposite of what the President pledged.

Gingrey cited the recent revelation that the IRS has been targeting Tea Party groups as another critical reason for repeal.

“This past week, we learned the IRS—the enforcer of Obamacare—has been targeting conservative groups who oppose the Obama administration,” Gingrey said. This is a thuggish attempt to shut people up. They’ve proven we can’t trust them, and now we’re giving them all of our health care information?”

Gingrey is committed to enacting step-by-step, patient-centered reforms that increase access, ensure quality of care, and protect the sanctity of the doctor-patient relationship. America needs market-based reforms that leave power in the hands of the consumer, rather than federal bureaucrats.

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