Iowa Congressman Steve King reminded the world Thursday how much he dislike’s the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as “Obamacare.”
“I was for repealing and defunding Obamacare before it was cool. And I still am,” King said via email.
“In 2010, the morning after Obamacare passed the U.S. House, I drafted and filed the first legislation to repeal every single word of Obamcare,” King reminded. “Obamacare is a train wreck and if we don’t do everything humanly possible to stop it – it will wreak havoc on the economy and our freedoms.”
The Affordable Care Act is set to launch October 1st across the nation when U.S. citizens will be able to enter marketplaces in each state, where theoretically, insurance companies will “compete” for the business of new policy holders. The aim of “Obamacare” is to offer more affordable health care to those who either do not have it or cannot afford it.
“As I’ve said for years, Obamacare has billions of dollars in automatic appropriations written into it that will go on in perpetuity unless Congress takes affirmative action to shut them off,” King claimed. “Back in February 2011 when the first funding of Obamacare was to be voted on, I offered an amendment that would completely and totally defund Obamcare.”
King said that at this time, he is working with his colleagues to “get this through the House,” while Senators Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, and Rand Paul do the same in the Senate.