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J. Michael Smith, Esq.
President

Michael P. Farris, Esq.
Chairman

U.S. House to Vote to Repeal Health Care Law

January 7, 2011

William A. Estrada, Esq.
Director of Federal Relations

Background

HSLDA opposed the last Congress’ health care reform law. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was signed into law on March 23, 2010. We believe that this law will cause great harm by increasing the amount of federal regulation on all families. Additionally, one provision in particular created more federal funding to help the states conduct home visitation programs to teach parents how to raise their children. You can read HSLDA’s concerns with the health care reform law online.

Vote Likely

The new leadership in the House of Representatives campaigned on a promise to repeal the health care law and replace it with provisions that would not give the federal government such power over the lives of ordinary American families. January 5, 2011, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (VA) introduced H.R. 2, a bill to repeal the health care reform law. This two-page bill simply repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The House plans to consider H.R. 2 on Wednesday, January 19.

While it will be difficult to pass the repeal bill through the Senate, we encourage you to contact your U.S. representative and share with him or her your thoughts on this repeal bill.

You may reach your U.S. representative by calling the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121, or toll-free at 866-220-0044. If you do not know your U.S. representative, please use HSLDA’s Legislative Toolbox.

 Other Resources

Calls Needed: Government Home Visitations in the Health Care Reform Bill