The legislation was approved on a party-line 230-189 vote, and as the vote went to defund Obamacare, job losses and health care losses continue to mount.
While Senator Harry Reid states that he will throw the Obamacare out of the legislation once it gets to the Senate, Georgia Congressman Phil Gingrey (R-11) said today in a release to his constituents, “Obamacare is a trillion dollar disaster that a majority of Americans do not support. As promised, I joined House Republicans today in defunding the health care law and I will not vote for any legislation that funds the federal government’s takeover of our health care system by a single dime.”
Gingrey continued, “With 10 days until Obamacare exchanges go online, and scores of ‘glitches’ and missed deadlines, it’s painfully obvious that this ‘train wreck’ of a law isn’t ready for implementation. Obamacare is costing Americans jobs, increasing health care costs, and threatening patient access to quality care. We can’t afford to let it go on any longer. I call on Harry Reid and Senate Democrats to do the right thing by the American people, bring this to a vote in the Senate and defund this law once and for all.”
“The legislation will ensure that the Social Security obligations for millions of seniors will be met. It also provides Veterans Affairs with additional resources to address the disability claims backlog, as well as secures funding for border security operations.”
Leading up to Friday’s vote, several companies announced that they will no longer carry health insurance or have plans to scale back their health care offerings and support among Americans has dropped below 40%.
In June 2013, a Gallup poll showed that small-business owners indicates that Obamacare is having a disastrous effect on Americans’ employment prospects. Gallup also showed that more than 40 percent of small-business owners say that Obamacare has caused them to freeze hiring, while nearly a fifth say that it has caused them to cut existing workers.
In August 2013, Reuters reported that Obamacare was fueling a trend in part-time employment contrary to the White House assertion that it was not true.
The latest large companies who are dropping health insurance or reducing hours as reported by Forbes, is Delta Airlines; the insurance giant, Anthem, which is the largest insurer for small businesses in California, Wendy’s franchises, Home Depot for part-time employees, and UPS would stop offering health coverage to the spouses of 15,000 workers.
As reported on Tuesday, along with Congressman Graves’ budget plan initiative called, “Security, Stability, and Fairness Resolution”, the Heritage Foundation reported that CNN’s poll for support of Obamacare in all demographic categories had dropped to 39% last month.