House GOP Chairmen joined to continue in stressing the importance of repeal and replace for ObamaCare. Yesterday, Rep. Dave Camp (MI), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee; Rep. John Kline (MN), chairman of Education and the Workforce; Rep. Paul Ryan (WI), chairman of Budget; Rep. Lamar Smith (TX), chairman of Judciary and Rep. Fred Upton (MI), chairman of Energy and Commerce published GOP chairmen: Repeal is first, not last, step. The Chairmen outline "How to fix the system" and "Three paths forward" in order to cover health care costs, provisions and oversight.
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Repeal serves two purposes. First, it is crucial to getting our economy on a path toward job creation. Each day we learn of another premium hike brought on by the health care law's onerous new mandates. New taxes and penalties are having a chilling effect on American businesses. Those new taxes, fees and mandates increase the uncertainty among employers who worry about what edict will come down next from Washington. Employers cannot and are not creating jobs in this environment.
Second, this effort allows us to take steps to truly deal with cost. Whatever else may be said of it, the new law has clearly failed to address the ever-rising cost of care and coverage. In many cases, the law is actually responsible, at least in part, for the increases. Many employers are facing higher costs, individuals are being notified of double-digit premium increases and state governments are expressing concerns about the impact that reform will have on state budgets.
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