NEWS, PRESS RELEASE | 13 MAR 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) Tuesday joined Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), James Risch (R-Idaho), David Vitter (R-La.), Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Dean Heller (R-Nev.), and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) in offering an amendment to the Continuing Resolution legislation in the Senate to defund the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
“ObamaCare is and never was the shining star that President Obama and Democrats sold it to the American public as when they forced it through Congress,” said Inhofe. “ObamaCare has not proven to be good for our country. Americans have already lost access to their health care coverage the President promised they could keep. Health care premiums are sky-rocketing. Conscience rights of employers, patients, and doctors are being threatened. Small businesses have refrained from hiring due to its 20,000 pages of complex regulations at a time when we desperately need American businesses to expand and boost the economy. ObamaCare straps an even bigger rocket to exploding healthcare costs and taxes, further burdening struggling families and hardworking Americans. I hope President Obama understands the clear message we are sending today: my conservative colleagues and I in the Senate will not relent on our efforts to put an end to this destructive law.”
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[Editor's note: Now if we can simply terminate the OHIET to really mean something -- that is the Oklahoma Health Insurance Exchange Trust -- a bill which failed to make it out of committee so far -- ask Senator Nathan Dahm about that! He tried; My question is "What is Representative Ritz doing in the house on this matter? Nullification is easy in Oklahoma if we will simply terminate the trust. Republicans need to step up and do what needs to be done in committee and on the floor. The people are watching and not amused with anything less than stopping this bad boy legislation permanently. Oh yes and don't accept Medicaid strings and federal funds either!/sc]