Representative Vicky Hartzler (r) on her latest vote to repeal Obamacare:
Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler
My statement on passage of the Budget Resolution for 2017, which lays the groundwork for repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare”:
“Obamacare is hurting Americans. I have heard from constituents regularly about cancelled plans, $6,000 or higher deductibles, hours cut from full-time to part-time, and premiums going through the roof. One family’s premiums will now consume over one-third of their projected income in 2017! We can do better. We can repair the damage done from this broken and unsustainable law. I am excited to work on passing positive, patient-centered solutions that provide more choices and lower costs all around. This bill is the first step in doing that, allowing us to bring relief to the scores of Americans who have been hurt under Obamacare.”
Some of the responses:
[….]BLAH BLAH BLAH post the details of the replacement plan you have supposedly had for years or stop posting.
I look forward to having to drive to KC to a hospital after Golden Valley and Western Missouri Medical Center close which is what will happen if you do not get this right.
[….]Thanks for 8 years of obstructionism instead of improving upon the law. You and other Republicans have nobody to blame but yourself. Stop lying to the American people.
To be fair, Representative Hartzler (r) has only been obstructing for six years.
[….]THE FIRST STEP IS OFFERING A BETTER SOLUTION.
Not gonna happen.
[….] You’ve also heard from thousands of constituents that need and want the ACA, but that doesn’t fit into your narrative. Don’t be so “excited” to leave people without access to healthcare. You have no plan to replace the current plan with. You’re playing games with people’s lives.
[….]It helped my daughter. She lost her job and her health insurance with no warning. Without Obamacare, she would not have been able to afford the prescriptions that she absolutely must have! I guess she would have had to just do without. After having an Obamacare health insurance policy for a few months (which, by the way, she COULD afford), she got another job that offered hea lth benefits. This program literally saved her. I realize the premiums are going up. But before just throwing the whole thing in the dumpster, what is your lower-cost replacement plan for providing health care to those who need it, and what are your notional patient-centered solutions?
The republicans in Congress are like the dog that just caught the car…