Thursday, August 8

Congressman Hultgren Responds

Thank you for sharing your thoughts regarding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, otherwise known as “Obamacare”.

Our health care system is broken – we can all recognize that. Doctors are having a hard time keeping their doors open, millions of people go without insurance, and costs continue to rise. We need deep, systemic changes that will increase access to health care and make it more affordable, without compromising quality and the doctor-patient relationship.

Unfortunately, we know that health care package pushed through the 111th Congress failed to accomplish such commonsense goals. Under the new law, average family insurance premiums are expected to increase by $2,100; over $569 billion in new taxes will be levied in the next ten years; and over $700 billion will be added to our national deficit.

For these reasons and many more, the House of Representatives has voted over 30 times to repeal or defund parts or all of the healthcare law; and in light of the Supreme Court’s ruling in June, we must redouble these efforts. We know this law will have a coercive affect on our economy and is toxic for small businesses and I remain committed to replacing the law with health care policies that make sense.

Thank you again for your feedback and counsel; it is a privilege to serve you and the people of the 14th Congressional District. If you have additional questions, or if I can ever be helpful to you or your family, don’t hesitate to call me or my staff at 202-225-2976, or 630-232-7104.

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