Wednesday, February 23, 2011
House Republicans have made it a top priority to eliminate as much funding as possible for the President’s healthcare law. Specifically, Rep. Gardner’s amendment would defund the state-based exchanges, which he says are forcing consumers into a “one size fits all” mandated insurance program.
“This is a common sense amendment that cuts unnecessary spending and throws a wrench in the growth of government bureaucracy,” Rep. Gardner said. “Allowing the execution of these healthcare exchanges would be a disaster for patients and cash strapped states.”
Rep. Gardner’s amendment was inserted in the Continuing Resolution, a bill that will keep the government running through September. This is the first time in history that a CR has been debated openly.
Since the bill became publicly available last Friday, over 500 amendments have been filed and pre-printed in the Congressional Record for consideration. The open process has yielded over dozens of hours of debate, allowing Members the ability to offer amendments and be heard.
Posted by Politics Colorado at 1:03 PM