The Consequences of Repealing Health Care Reform
January 07, 2011
Mr. SCOTT of Virginia: Madam Speaker, those who want to repeal health care reform should be clear and candid about what they are doing. You just can't expect the people to understand the effect of repeal just because you put a label on it like ``ObamaCare'' or misrepresent job-creating legislation as a ``job killer'' or misrepresent legislation that doesn't even have a public option in it as a ``government takeover.''
Health care reform will close the doughnut hole. It allows young adults to stay on their parents' policies. It means that those with preexisting conditions can get insurance. It provides tax credits to small businesses to help them cover their employees. It creates community health centers and additional health professionals. It prohibits insurance company abuses, like cutting off coverage in the middle of illnesses or unreasonable increases in rates. It means that, in 2014, all Americans will have the security of knowing that they can have health care insurance.
You just don't call or put a label on it or recite a poll-tested slogan. Tell the public what will happen to the doughnut hole, to young adults, to those with preexisting conditions, to small businesses. Tell the public what is going to happen if we repeal health care reform.