Affordable Care Act Quotes

[Obama’s budget] will move us even further down the path to universal health care. We are treading dangerously close to bureaucratic intervention in the exam room and I will not support any measure that leads to socialized medicine.

Rep. John Fleming (R-LA)
285902/26/2010 | Full Details | Law(s): Affordable Care Act

One such troubling provision is a tax increase to pay for the $635 billion included in the budget for health care 'reserve funds.' Health care reform is desperately needed in America, but I'm concerned that $635 billion will be a down payment on socialized medicine, causing the impersonal rationing of health care and destroying the doctor-patient relationship.

Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA)
286002/26/2010 | Full Details | Law(s): Affordable Care Act

We oppose the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act due to the amount of new taxes, the creation of new mandates, and the establishment of new entitlement programs. There is no doubt all these burdens will be paid for on the backs of small business. It’s clear to us that, at the end of the day, the costs to small business more than outweigh the benefits they may have realized.

National Federation of Independent Business
11/20/2009 | Full Details | Law(s): Affordable Care Act

I think people have no idea what’s coming down the pike. This is the crown jewel of socialism. And we only have next week to stop it….This is socialized medicine and like I said Sean this is the crown jewel of socialism….It’s unconstitutional.

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN), Fox News show Hannity.
286810/20/2009 | Full Details | Law(s): Affordable Care Act

The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama's 'death panel' so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their 'level of productivity in society,' whether they are worthy of health care.

Sarah Palin
286608/08/2009 | Full Details | Law(s): Affordable Care Act

[The Republican plan will] make sure we bring down the cost of health care for all Americans and that ensures affordable access for all Americans and is pro-life because it will not put seniors in a position of being put to death by their government.

Representative Virginia Foxx (R-NC)
397607/28/2009 | Full Details | Law(s): Affordable Care Act

I would hate to think that among five women, one of ‘em is gonna die because we go to socialized care.

Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX)
397507/15/2009 | Full Details | Law(s): Affordable Care Act

A public plan would be unfairly matched against private plans and according to a 2009 Lewin Group Study, if the public plan’s reimbursement rates are similar to Medicare, an estimated 119 million people will shift from private insurance to the public plan. Within years, private insurers could be driven out of business and a “Single Payer System” will evolve. Moreover, an improperly constructed employer mandate could have a devastating impact on main street businesses that would be saddled with a significant economic burden.

Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America statement, Washington, D.C.
06/10/2009 | Full Details | Law(s): Affordable Care Act

Forcing free market plans to compete with these government-run programs would create an unlevel playing field and inevitably doom true competition…

Letter from Senators Mitch McConnell, (R-KY)., Orrin Hatch (R-UT); Charles Grassley, (R-IA); Mike Enzi, R-Wyo.; and Judd Gregg, (R-NH)
286406/08/2009 | Full Details | Law(s): Affordable Care Act

Eventually, Americans would be stuck with government-run health care whether they like it or not. That's when the worst scenario would take shape, with Americans subjected to bureaucratic hassles, hours spent on hold waiting for a government service rep to take a call, restrictions on care, and, yes, lifesaving treatment and lifesaving surgeries denied or delayed.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
286306/04/2009 | Full Details | Law(s): Affordable Care Act