The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


September 17, 2013

Sen. Toomey repeats call for repeal of national healthcare law

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., announced today that he is taking additional steps in his continuing efforts to defund, delay, and ultimately repeal the president’s health care law.
Last week, Toomey co-sponsored two bills authored by Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind., and Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., which either delay a portion or all of the mandates and taxes established by the president’s health care law for one year. Specifically, both bills delay the individual and employer mandates that go into effect on Jan. 1.
“The president’s health care law is fundamentally wrong in its approach to improving our nation’s health care system and should be repealed in its entirety,” Toomey said today.
“This law imposes onerous new mandates and regulations that are bad for patients, doctors, job growth, and our overall economy. In the absence of repealing this law, Congress should at least delay the implementation of its heavy-handed mandates to prevent the imminent harm they will have on the pocketbooks of Pennsylvanians, job creation, and our economy.”
Since taking office in 2011, Toomey has repeatedly advocated for repealing the law in its entirety.

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