Fleming Votes to Repeal Obamacare
“Obamacare doubles down on cost, inefficiencies and lack of accesibility.”
Jul 11, 2012 -
U.S.Representative John Fleming, M.D. (LA-4) voted today to repeal Obamacare. Rep. Fleming made the following statement on the House floor:
“Mr. Speaker, by any reasonable measure America has the best health care system in the world. Certainly, the many world leaders who come here for treatment are a testament to that fact. However, over recent decades the slow but steady government takeover of health care by growing entitlements has crowded out the private market place, creating an inefficient system whose costs are now completely out of control.
“As a family physician, who was elected to Congress in 2008, I came here to bring consumer choices, transparency and efficiency back into our health care system, putting health care decisions back into the exam room where they belong. Instead, Democrats passed Obamacare without even one Republican vote. It essentially doubles down on the cost, inefficiencies, and lack of accessibility to good health care that already existed, and puts Washington fully in control of your health care decisions, that will ultimately lead to yet another large, unaffordable entitlement system.”
Representative Fleming’s floor speech can be viewed here.
Dr. John Fleming is Chairman of the Natural Resources Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs and is a member of the House Armed Services Committee. He is a physician and small businessowner and represents the 4th Congressional District of Louisiana.