Shays Says Repeal Obamacare

Candidate for U.S. Senate Christopher Shays says we need to repeal Obamacare.

Today Christopher Shays, Republican candidate for United States Senate released this statement in response to the Supreme Court’s decision on Obamacare.

"The Supreme Court's decision to uphold the constitutionality of the individual healthcare mandate just reaffirms the need to send someone to the United States Senate who has the ability to repeal this destructive law.  Obamacare is one of the worst government infringements on our individual liberties and personal freedoms in my generation. This was a power grab of the U.S. health care system by Chris Murphy, a Democratic Congress and the Obama Administration.

The Supreme Court ruled that the President’s healthcare plan is constitutional based on the fact that the individual mandate is a tax, in spite of the fact that the Democrat-controlled Congress and the Administration repeatedly insisted it was not a tax. This hypocrisy is why Americans have a right to be fed up with Washington.

Obamacare is increasing health insurance premiums, reducing patient choice, threatening the quality of care, and impeding medical progress. On top of that, six years of Obamacare ‘benefits’ are paid for with ten years of taxes.

Obamacare takes $500 billion away from Medicare, a vital program for our senior citizens that was already heading for insolvency, and uses it for other purposes.

Now more than ever we need experienced leaders who can navigate the process so that we can repeal the President’s so-called “Affordable Healthcare Act.”

The federal government does have a role in healthcare, such as Medicare, Medicaid, community-based healthcare programs, and providing healthcare to veterans, and active military. But a federal mandate was always the wrong approach. We need a patient/doctor approach that promotes both quality care and cost savings and allows citizens within each state to determine the kind of healthcare programs they want. The right direction for healthcare reform includes tort reform, healthcare pooling and purchase across state lines.

If I’m elected to the United States Senate I am determined to repeal Obamacare, and I have the experience and knowledge to do it.”

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MAC July 03, 2012 at 08:54 PM
Maria and other statist "progressives" and leftists (DEMS) constantly practice "SIN," as described by Herman Cain, because their arguments fail on the grounds of logic and FACTS. The "S" is for "Shift attention away from their hugely unpopular legislative blunders. [The "I"] They’re Ignoring the fact that their economic policies and programs are not working. And they’re Name-calling their critics to try to minimize their anticipated losses in the November elections." http://www.wnd.com/2010/09/202817/ Maria has the first two: "Shift the subject" and "Ignore the Facts" mastered, although she usually tries to restrain herself on the "Name-calling" of those with opposing views in direct ways--ad hominem attacks. But she does often proclaim her views to be superior and more compassionate, when the exact opposite is true!
MAC July 03, 2012 at 10:29 PM
As Herman Cain and others have suggested, the ACA would more appropriately be called "Obama Doesn't Care!!" This is true because Obama ultimately did not care what was in the 2,700 page law, but just that it passed and gave him his signature 'accomplishment.' He does not "care" that medical care will be rationed AND more expensive, that the middle class will bear the brunt of the TAX increases and some 20 NEW TAXES** and that the budget DEFICITS will be blown up instead of decreased! ** The CBO has admitted that some 77 % of the COSTS in higher premiums, penalties and the NEW and HIGHER TAXES of OBAMATAX will be born by those with incomes below $125,000! Maria's posts have become very tiresome, redundant and rebarbative to those of us who care about facts and TRUTH rather than hopeful opinions from those who worship at the altars of BIG government!
John Martin July 29, 2012 at 08:31 PM
I had no idea, Robert, that Mr. Obama dropped in with Seal Team 6. What an amazing guy. He made a decision - one that would honestly not have significant repercussions. For him at least. The most he had to worry about is an angry Pakistan. Big deal, Even a foreign policy amateur would know that Pakistan would rather not alienate the United States - the last thing they want is the US to forge stronger ties with India. The plus side - he can claim a win. If bin Laden was not there, we probably never would have heard of the operation. So what exactly was the downside for Mr. Obama? There was none.
Robert Bracer July 29, 2012 at 08:40 PM
Joel when you grow up come back instead of just typing FOX news talking points. You are what is wrong with America. Baa, baa, baa,baa.
Maria Giannuzzi July 30, 2012 at 01:30 PM
I really think it is inaccurate to call the Affordable Care Act "Obamacare." After all, it is my understanding that the Affordable Care Act is modeled after the Massachusetts health insurance program that was championed by Mitt Romney while he was Governor. It seems that Governor Romney is the true father of the Affordable Care Act. And if we are going to be accurate and fair, we should call the federal program "Romneycare."


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