Washington, DC – Congressman John Culberson (TX-07) issued the following statement on the second anniversary of the President’s health care law:
“Today marks two years since the President signed the flawed Affordable Care Act into law. The last two years have brought us fewer jobs, higher health care costs, and more burdensome government regulations. The cost of this government takeover has skyrocketed as new estimates reveal a shocking new sticker price of $1.8 trillion. We couldn’t afford it then, and we certainly cannot afford it now.
“The past two years have proven the Affordable Care Act isn’t lowering the cost of health care for hard working Americans. More government control is never the solution to the problem. It is the problem. It is imperative that we get the federal government out-of-the-way and ensure that doctors and patients, not bureaucrats, are in charge of health care.
“Next week, the U.S. Supreme Court will take up the case and I remain confident that they will agree that the current law has overstepped its constitutional authority. In the meantime, it is imperative that Congress minimize the damage across the health care industry by stopping the implementation of this bill at every turn. I have supported every repeal vote in the House of the Affordable Care Act and will remain committed to repealing and replacing it with common-sense reforms that dramatically limit the control of the federal government in our health care system.”