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KINGSTON JOINS EFFORT TO REPEAL CONTROVERSIAL BILL
Washington, Mar 23, 2010 - As President Obama signs a controversial health bill into law, Congressman Jack Kingston (R-GA) is joining the effort to repeal it.
“It took 2,310 pages to buy enough votes to force through her government takeover of medicine but this bill expresses the will of the American people in just one,” said Congressman Kingston. “From drug companies to unions and the AARP, special interests brokered enough deals for passage to leverage their short-term profits against our children’s future. Social programs and entitlements that won’t be there tomorrow for future generations will have to be paid for by them today. Never has such a well-financed minority thrust such a burden on the American people against its own will.”
The legislation cosponsored by Kingston would repeal one passed by House Democrats on a rare, late-night weekend session. It passed 219-212 largely on a party line vote with 34 Democrats joining House Republicans in opposition.
In addition to announcing his support for the legislation, Kingston has signed a pledge that he will work to repeal any federal health care takeover passed in 2010 and replace it with real reforms that lower health care costs without growing government.
Those reforms would include permitting the purchase of health insurance across state lines, allowing small businesses to join together when purchasing health insurance, and implementing medical liability reform.