How the call for defunding ObamaCare was ever silenced is just one more mystery of this Republican House that has the power to accomplish so much by creating obstacles to irresponsible spending and even shut down some programs. While the Senate may not cooperate, major grief can be brought, and major stands of conviction can be taken. My new Congressman Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) is one of the Conservatives leading the way, along with Kansas Republican Congressman Tim Huelskamp. Notice the words “appropriations process” below and ponder the significance of having ‘the power of the purse,” and actually using it.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ObamaCare”) remains broadly unpopular across America. More and more Americans are now feeling its impact–from job losses and part-time downgrades, to insurance policy changes and violations of religious liberties, to state budget strains from Medicaid expansions. And Americans didn’t like these impacts. Most Americans still believe that healthcare should be controlled by patients and doctors, not by the government.
Therefore, we should re-start efforts to repeal ObamaCare in its entirety this year, next year, and until we are successful. However, in the meantime, there is more we can do in Congress.
Since much of the implementation of ObamaCare is a function of the discretionary appropriations process, and since most of the citizens we represent believe that ObamaCare should never go into effect, we urge you to affirmatively de-fund the implementation of ObamaCare in any relevant appropriations bill brought to the House floor in the 113th Congress, including any continuing appropriations bill. Please commit to not bring to the House Floor any legislation that provides or allows funds to implement ObamaCare through the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of the Treasury, or any other federal entity.
Thank you for your consideration. We look forward to working with you to restore patient-centered healthcare in America.
Letter signed by Bridenstine and Huelskamp
Any guesses on whether the letter will even receive a reply? Thanks to Breitbart.