Gingrey votes to defund Obamacare

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Washington, D.C., Sep 20, 2013 | Jen Talaber (202.225.2931) | comments

Rep. Phil Gingrey, M.D., voted to defund Obamacare as part of a continuing resolution, which passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 230-189.

“Obamacare is a trillion dollar disaster that a majority of Americans do not support. As promised, I joined House Republicans today in defunding the health care law and I will not vote for any legislation that funds the federal government’s takeover of our health care system by a single dime,” Gingrey said. “With 10 days until Obamacare exchanges go online, and scores of ‘glitches’ and missed deadlines, it’s painfully obvious that this ‘train wreck’ of a law isn’t ready for implementation. Obamacare is costing Americans jobs, increasing health care costs, and threatening patient access to quality care. We can’t afford to let it go on any longer. I call on Harry Reid and Senate Democrats to do the right thing by the American people—bring this to a vote in the Senate and defund this law once and for all.”

The legislation ensures Social Security obligations for millions of seniors will be met. It also provides Veterans Affairs with additional resources to address the disability claims backlog, as well as secures funding for border security operations.

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