Griffith Statement on Obamacare Votes

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 | Andie Pivarunas (202-225-3861)

Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) released the following statement after voting against Obamacare delay plans in the House of Representatives this evening:

“Like many of my colleagues in the House, I want to be sure that all Americans have access to a health care system that is affordable, high quality, and fair.  I also want to be sure that reforms protect health care services for rural America and for Southwest Virginia seniors. 

“I am of the view that Obamacare as drafted cannot work – not today, not in a year’s time, not ever.  Most predictions and promises made by President Obama in those areas that have already been implemented have underperformed, underwhelmed, and were over cost.

“The Democrats drafted Obamacare as they wanted it.  They set the timetables.  And then they rammed it through without Republican support.  Ever since, the Administration has been working on the law’s implementation, and they haven’t been able to make the law work as designed.  I don’t believe they can ever make it work as designed. 

“In essence, Obamacare is like an abscessed tooth – delaying fixing the problem is not going to make it better; it only makes it worse.”

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