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GOP promises to repeal ObamaCare

June 23, 2012 at 7:57 AM
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WASHINGTON, June 23 (UPI) -- The Republican party used its weekly media address to attack President Barack Obama's healthcare law and continue to call for its repeal.

"Not only is President Obama's healthcare law not working -- it makes things worse by driving up healthcare costs, making it harder for small businesses to hire workers," said Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-La. "The only way to change this is by repealing ObamaCare entirely."

The address came as the U.S. Supreme Court is set to give a ruling on the controversial law, which may come as early as Monday, The Hill reported.

"So, unless the Court throws out the entire law, we should repeal what is left and implement common-sense, step-by-step reforms that protect Americans' access to the care they need, from the doctor they choose, at the lowest cost," Cassidy said.

Cassidy addressed concerns over popular parts of the law, such as insurers being required to allow parents to keep their children on their policies until they turn 26, by saying the GOP "would not repeat Democrats' mistakes."

"[Republicans] will not rush through a massive bill the American people don't support or won't even have time to read to figure out whether they do support it. And we won't take our focus off jobs and the economy," he said.

Cassidy said Republicans are focused on creating jobs, which, he said, ObamaCare hinders.

"Republicans continue, as promised, to focus on helping small businesses create jobs. The most recent jobs report pegged unemployment at 8.2 percent -- much higher than what White House officials said it would be by now with the 'stimulus' in effect," Cassidy said. ObamaCare, with its fees, tax hikes, and costly mandates, makes this worse."

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