Transcript: Rep. Colleen Hanabusa’s remarks on repealing the Affordable Care Act

Edited by Jenny Jiang

Transcript of House floor remarks by Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (D-Hawaii) opposing the repeal  of the Affordable Care Act (July 10, 2012):

“On June 28, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act is constitutional. It is now the law of the land thanks, in most part, to Republican-appointed Chief Justice [John] Roberts.

“Tomorrow, this House is expected to vote on the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Vote again. Remember H.R. 2 of Jan. 19? And now H.R. 6079.

“It is unfortunately expected that due to the Republican vote that it will be repealed. Again.

“How sad, Madam Speaker.

“How can you face the seniors, the students, the women and children, and small business[es] with this level of uncertainty by trying to repeal it again? They are the primary beneficiaries. Can you explain why?

“Can you expressly explain how this is going to add to the deficit? The CBO says so – $100 billion in 10 years and $1 trillion in 20 years.

“Madam Speaker, let’s not play politics with one of the most important pieces of legislation that we have passed.”

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