Washington D.C. — A Mother Lode Congressman cited skyrocketing costs and deadly practices among the reasons to scrap the Affordable Healthcare Act.
District 4 Congressman Tom McClintock this week took to the U.S. House Floor blasting Obamacare for forcing Americans into Medicaid a “dysfunctional poverty program.” He referred to a recent University of Virginia study stating, “The result is skyrocketing costs for a program in which surgical patients are 13 percent more likely to die than those with no insurance at all.”
McClintock argued that it is time to move on to something that does, but in the speech he did not give any specifics.
Here is McClintock’s entire speech:
This Ain’t Working
Veto Override on Obamacare Repeal
February 2, 2016
The Congressional Budget Office just announced that for the first time in our history, federal healthcare payments now exceed Social Security benefits. Not coincidentally, it also warned that our deficit is again ballooning out of control.
Obamacare forced millions of Americans who had low-cost catastrophic coverage and basic employee plans into Medicaid, the dysfunctional poverty program. The result is skyrocketing costs for a program in which surgical patients are 13 percent more likely to die than those with no insurance at all, according to a recent University of Virginia study.
Mr. Obama promised if we liked our plans or our doctors, we could keep them and that Obamacare would save an average family $2,500 a year. In fact, millions lost their doctors and their plans while premiums have INCREASED an average of more than $3,500 per family.
This ain’t working. It’s time to move on to something that does.