Rep. Young Votes To Repeal Health Care Law
January 19, 2011
Alaskan Congressman Don Young voted this afternoon in favor of H.R. 2, the Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act. H.R. 2 is a straight repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and all health care and tax provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.
“At about 2000 pages long, the health care law is the single worst piece of legislation I have seen in almost four decades in Congress,” said Rep. Young. “It does not include the three major components needed for real reform: accessibility, portability, and affordability. What it does include is insurance without access, severe penalties for noncompliance, and more taxes on the American people; it serves as a vehicle for thousands upon thousands of regulations, and is a huge step towards the socialization of our society. What we are voting on today is the repeal of a law that was passed not to solve a problem, but solely for the purpose of political posturing right before the elections. So far, the Administration has released more than 6,000 pages of new regulations to implement the law and it hasn’t even gone into effect in its entirety yet! To start fixing this mess we need to repeal this law and start over. Our country needs health care reform, but this law is a fraud, plain and simple.”
• The original draft of the 1935 Economic Security Act, which established the Social Security Administration: 64 pages
• The Civil Rights Act of 1964 - forbidding discrimination based on race and sex: 8 pages
• The 19th amendment to the Constitution, giving Women the right to vote in 1920: 1 page
• The Emancipation Proclamation, with which Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves in 1863: 5 pages
• The Declaration of independence: 1 page
• The Constitution: 4 pages
• Health care reform, Pelosi version: almost 2,000 pages.