Should the Healthcare Reform Law Be Repealed?

Yes, if a tree is rotten, cut it down, says Dave Camp. No, repeal would be inhumane, says James Clyburn

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In one of its first acts, the Republican-led House of Representatives voted last week to repeal President Obama’s healthcare reform law. Critics charge that it overreaches and will cost jobs. The law’s defenders see it as a moral imperative.
Edited by Robert Schlesinger


Dave Camp
Republican from Michigan and chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee

The American people know that when a tree is rotten at the center, you cut it down and plant something new in its place. Congress began that process last week when the House cast two critical, bipartisan healthcare votes. In one vote, we cut down a rotten tree, voting to repeal the law...



James Clyburn
Democrat from South Carolina and assistant minority leader in the House of Representatives.

When the House GOP leadership scheduled a vote to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, I reflected upon a 1966 speech delivered by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to the Medical Committee for Human Rights. In that speech, he expressed his concerns about the failings of our healthcare system...


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