Shays Says Repeal Obamacare

Candidate for U.S. Senate Christopher Shays says we need to repeal Obamacare.


Today Christopher Shays, Republican candidate for United States Senate released this statement in response to the Supreme Court’s decision on Obamacare.

"The Supreme Court's decision to uphold the constitutionality of the individual healthcare mandate just reaffirms the need to send someone to the United States Senate who has the ability to repeal this destructive law.  Obamacare is one of the worst government infringements on our individual liberties and personal freedoms in my generation. This was a power grab of the U.S. health care system by Chris Murphy, a Democratic Congress and the Obama Administration.

The Supreme Court ruled that the President’s healthcare plan is constitutional based on the fact that the individual mandate is a tax, in spite of the fact that the Democrat-controlled Congress and the Administration repeatedly insisted it was not a tax. This hypocrisy is why Americans have a right to be fed up with Washington.

Obamacare is increasing health insurance premiums, reducing patient choice, threatening the quality of care, and impeding medical progress. On top of that, six years of Obamacare ‘benefits’ are paid for with ten years of taxes.

Obamacare takes $500 billion away from Medicare, a vital program for our senior citizens that was already heading for insolvency, and uses it for other purposes.

Now more than ever we need experienced leaders who can navigate the process so that we can repeal the President’s so-called “Affordable Healthcare Act.”

The federal government does have a role in healthcare, such as Medicare, Medicaid, community-based healthcare programs, and providing healthcare to veterans, and active military. But a federal mandate was always the wrong approach. We need a patient/doctor approach that promotes both quality care and cost savings and allows citizens within each state to determine the kind of healthcare programs they want. The right direction for healthcare reform includes tort reform, healthcare pooling and purchase across state lines.

If I’m elected to the United States Senate I am determined to repeal Obamacare, and I have the experience and knowledge to do it.”

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Don Sherman July 07, 2012 at 02:38 AM
Brad: My apologies for provoking you. Vote your conscience in November.
sebastian dangerfield July 07, 2012 at 09:37 AM
Brad You claim the government disproportionately (?)redistibutes wealth to red states. Ok. Ive read on some blogs and politico sights this stat....but can you tell me definitively what dollars are included in those numbers? What type of "redistributive " system is in place that results in red states in getting "disproportionately " larger share of federal dollars. Thanks. Or are you just blindly regurgitating facts that you like, but do not understand where the numbers derive from.? (To be clear, if a submarine is built in groton ct, are those federal dollars counted in "your" calculation? How about soldiers at Fort Bragg? Red state dollars? Or are you counting just entitlement money? And by disproportionate can you elaborate. Do you mean per capita? Or that its net dollar outflow? And if you dont know, please say " i dont know" rather than ignore the question so as not to cede a point. Thanks.
Alexander B. C. August 02, 2012 at 02:16 AM
I can't believe how many suckers here actually believe this is a benefit either now or in the future. Nothing is free and this little slight of hand is a rope around the neck for the selfish, lazy, obnoxious and spoiled. I sincerely, sincerely hope the sheep who support this get what is comming to you from the wolves.
Hugh G Rection August 02, 2012 at 05:00 AM
im an anarchist, and i see it this way. Anyone who wants to let others die is evil, but so is holding a gun to their head and making them pay you. Let the scum bags be scum bags, they will lose regardless in the end. Do what is right because its right, not because someone forces you to. Now who says we go throw some molotovs at warmongering conservatives and globo-capitalists???
Ryen February 01, 2013 at 06:54 PM
Think about this wild, yet grave, hypocrisy: Obama wants all people who are citizens to prove that they have health care, yet Obama (figurehead for liberals and progressives) does NOT want all persons here in his country to need to prove that they are citizens!!!!! The absolute HEIGHT of HYPOCRISY! Think about the state of our great country when that is a position of our leader??? No matter what the cost, a CITIZEN living here must PROVE that they are making a choice to purchase health care--a private decision and personal and financial decision--yet, any old PERSON living here does not have to PROVE that they are a CITIZEN!!!!! An odd result: legal citizens and businesses will be punished and/or restricted and or charged for something that can BENEFIT persons who need not even prove LEGAL citizenship!!! THAT is socialism approaching FASCISM and LUDICROUS.


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