A press release from Congressman Randy Hultgren:
House Acts to Keep Government Running, Defund Obamacare
Washington, DC — U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) today voted to pass a bill to keep the government running through December, avoiding a government shutdown, and to defund the Affordable Care Act.
“Today, the House acted to keep our government open and slow down Obamacare’s federalization of health insurance,” said Hultgren.
“We must ensure our soldiers get paid and that permits and loans crucial to our industries are not delayed.
“But as we hear about more businesses cutting back hours and healthcare coverage as they anticipate higher costs under Obamacare, it’s clear this law is doing more harm than good.
“It is already evident in plans being offered in many states that consumers won’t be to keep the doctor of their choice or even stick with a company they trust.
“Let’s slow down this law and look for simpler and smarter healthcare solutions. The Republican Study Committee, for instance, has introduced an alternative which focuses on reducing costs and improving choice—reforming the system while protecting those with pre-existing conditions. Let’s keep looking for additional ways to improve our healthcare system and stop this unaffordable care act from doing more damage.
“As the October deadline approaches for open enrollment in the state exchanges, residents in Illinois are still without details on the plans that will be available or how much they’ll cost. The state needs to be forthcoming about what’s up ahead for its residents.”
Rep. Hultgren previously co-sponsored the Stability, Security, and Fairness Resolution of 2013, H.J.Res 62, which would keep the government running for the next year but delay and defund the Affordable Care Act until 2015.