Several weeks ago the Supreme Court unintentionally gave conservatives a shot in the arm they needed to renew the fight against ObamaCare. The GOP Doctors Caucus, chaired by Georgia Rep. Phil Gingrey, has been vocal in educating the public and fellow members on the effects of ObamaCare. He is also working with Senator Tom Coburn and other fellow physicians to improve Medicare’s solvency.
On his recent vote to repeal ObamaCare, Rep. Gingrey said, “Health care costs in this country are too high, but this 2,000 page, $1 trillion law is not the solution. Patients should have more control of their insurance decisions, and reform should be driven on the state level. Rather than rushing through legislation that we have to read to ‘find out what’s in it,’ Republicans will take a thoughtful, measured approach to increasing access and quality of care to patients, without giving control to bureaucrats.”
Rep. Gingrey has been leading the effort to repeal ObamaCare, as well as offering solutions to improve health care. He has authored several bills including, the Protecting Access to Healthcare Act (which passed the House earlier this year) and the State Flexibility Act, which gives states the ability to better decide who is covered under Medicaid. This is especially important given the pressure ObamaCare puts on the states.
Rep. Gingrey hails from Augusta, Georgia. He and his wife of 41 years live in Marietta, Georgia, a lovely town where my father was also born. They have four children and 11 grandchildren, so no doubt his efforts in the House aren’t just about short-term fixes, but long-term solutions to make health care better and restore America’s fiscal health for future generations. While all eyes are certainly on the presidential race in November, we must also continue to support those like Rep. Gingrey who are working against ObamaCare.
Each week the De Pasquale's Dozen asks political figures, free market-minded writers and entertainers to take a break from politics and talk about their pop culture obsessions.
1. If there were a television channel that showed only one movie over and over, what movie should it be?
Braveheart; It is a story of patriotism, of willingness to die for a cause, and of courage and moral fortitude.
2. What’s one of your favorite movie quotes?
“As God as my witness, I will never be hungry again.” Besides being a hometown favorite, it’s such a dramatic and powerful scene.
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