Palazzo on part of healthcare law being ruled unconstitutional

By Steven Palazzo

WASHINGTON, D.C. — As the summer comes to a close, we continue to look for signs that our economy is improving. So far, the policies of this Administration have prevented those positive signs from appearing. And I fear that even short-term growth won’t be sustainable because of what is on the horizon: the full implementation of Obamacare.

Any discussion of putting our nation back on track financially must begin with the full and complete repeal of Obamacare. For all the talk that the Administration puts out regarding the bill’s intended consequences, recent studies estimate that the cost of health insurance will actually increase due to it. This is just one of many false promises built into this flawed piece of legislation.

One of the first votes I cast in Congress, and to date one of the most important, was to repeal Obamacare. Because the initiative failed in the Senate, full repeal has not come to pass, but we must keep trying. Efforts to gut portions of the bill, such as the horrendous 1099 reporting requirement, are necessary steps, but nothing less than full repeal must be achieved. The sooner the better.

Laurel Leader-Call
8/28/11