Repeal of Health Care Reform
Mr. SCOTT of Virginia: Mr. Speaker, it is important that we focus attention on the substance of the debate on health care. Some think that just calling repealing health care reform ObamaCare or calling it a job killer when it will actually create jobs, or even calling it a government takeover when it doesn't even include a public option constitutes the discussion.
But we need to talk about what is actually in the bill and what is actually going to be repealed, because we need to talk about what's going to happen to those under 26 that are now able to stay on their parents' policies. Repeal will kick them off of those policies.
We need to talk about what's going to happen to those with preexisting conditions. We need to talk about what is happening to those who can now get checkups, annual checkups and preventive care with no copays and deductibles.
We need to talk about the fact that we are digging senior citizens out of the doughnut hole and that repeal will keep them in the doughnut hole.
Insurance reform: No rescissions, no cutting off insurance in the middle of a treatment.
We need to talk about what we are doing as to unreasonable increases. That's what you're going to be repealing if you repeal health care reform.
Affordability: All Americans under health care reform in 2014 will be able to afford health care. We will be giving tax credits to businesses to encourage them to provide health care.
This bill will create jobs. You will be destroying jobs. And you say nothing about the deficits. The CBO has already calculated that you will significantly increase the deficit if this bill passes.
Mr. Speaker, health care reform is a matter of life and death. If Republicans want to repeal health care, they ought to be clear and tell the public what will actually happen to young adults, those with preexisting conditions, seniors, what is going to happen to the doughnut hole or insurance abuses or the future of the affordability of health care.
We should not just be resorting to labels and slogans. We have to be clear as to what we are doing to the public.