Statements about Health Care
Says the pension and health benefits reform "eliminated collective bargaining for health benefits."
"When (Joe Kyrillos) had an opportunity to vote for women in terms of their health care, not once, not twice, but six times, he voted against women’s health care in our state."
Says "if we do nothing and continue to let Obamacare siphon off that $700 billion dollars off the top of it, Medicare goes away in less than 10 years -- certain accounts of it -- and it just falls apart at the seams."
"Sen. Bob Menendez voted to enact a new tax on the sale of homes of 3.8%."
Says Congressman Jon Runyan has a "plan to raise Medicare costs $6,400 a year."
Says Republicans "have declared that they’re going to convert the Medicare program into a voucher program."
"The first (state) budget that came out of our Republican leadership slashed funding to Planned Parenthood...It resulted in the reduction of hours, the elimination of days, elimination of access to women in my city and all over my state."
Says the national health care law puts federal "bureaucrats between an American citizen and her doctor."
Says the United States has "the world’s greatest health care system."
Says Reps. Rush Holt, Frank Pallone and Bill Pascrell are "willing to jeopardize seniors’ access to coverage by gutting $741 billion from Medicare" to pay for a "big-government healthcare takeover."
"The president’s health care law raids Medicare by more than $500 billion and creates a Medicare rationing board — a group of 15 unelected bureaucrats — to slow the growth of Medicare spending."
Says as a result of the national health care reform, "the Congressional Budget Office says we save $250 million over the first 10 years. Over the next 10 years, we save $1.2 trillion in savings in terms of health care."
Says there are "$500 billion in Medicare cuts required to pay for this flawed [health care law]."
Says "as we sit right now, Medicare, if we do nothing, will be gone in eight years, if we do nothing to it."
"Just remember this: the president's health care bill put 30 million people on health care rolls that weren't there before."
Says under the Affordable Care Act, New Jersey’s "new (Medicaid) enrollees won’t qualify for the matching federal funds simply because we added them onto the rolls before 2014."
Says when New Jersey adopted guaranteed coverage and cost provisions without a mandate individual health insurance market rates "doubled or tripled" and enrollment dropped from 180,000 people to 80,000 people.
Says "new estimates from the Congressional Budget Office conclude the final price-tag" for the health care law "will exceed $2 trillion — more than double what was initially reported."
Says Congressman Bill Pascrell "voted to remove the public option from the Affordable Health Care Act."
Says under the new health care law "the patient-doctor relationship will be eliminated."
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