Rep. Brian Bilbray (CA) published a piece today on ObamaCare. Read an excerpt here:
During the recent election, the American people spoke clearly, saying that their elected representatives had failed to focus on the most important issue facing them and their families: jobs. Instead of focusing on job creation to put back to the work the 14.8 million unemployed Americans, 167,000 of them here in San Diego – which means that one out of every 10 employable San Diegans is out of work – Congress passed a failed $862 billion stimulus package, rescued and rewarded the risky behavior of Wall Street and passed a job-killing health care reform package with questionable constitutionality. It is past time for Democrats and Republicans to work together to put our economy back on track.
While the new Congress will have to act quickly on a number of fronts to get the economy moving again, addressing the recently passed health care legislation will certainly be near the top of the list. As Congress debated the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, there was one thing on which we all agreed: the health care system is broken. In 2007, we spent approximately $7,421 for every man, woman and child in America on heath-related costs. Without real reform, health-care costs will suffocate our economy. Unfortunately, PPACA spends $1 trillion to reform health care, yet does little to address the real problem: unsustainable cost increases.