Pompeo on Health Care

Obamacare is becoming a disaster for patients and healthcare providers, driving up costs for families while decreasing access to quality medical services.

The passage of Obamacare set us down a path that will deeply change the relationship between our government and its citizens.  Like the overwhelming majority of Americans who oppose the Democrat health care scheme, I am also severely disappointed by the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold Obamacare.  The Court’s decisions demonstrates why we need a Republican Congress and President working together to repeal  Obamacare and replace it with commonsense, market-based policies.

At a time when we need real reform to bring down costs and provide better health care, the President and his Democrat allies in Congress continue to cling to their government-knows-best policies.  During my time in the Army, I dealt with a thoroughly bureaucratic health care system, and as a businessman I understood the impact of runaway costs.  Their approach has done nothing to resolve either issue.

I am proud to have voted for the complete repeal of Obamacare on two separate occasions.  The failure of the Harry Reid-led Senate to take up real healthcare reform is another example of why we need leaders in Washington who will reduce the government’s scope and demand less intrusion – and ultimately put an end to outrageous spending.