Coats Notes: Continuing the Fight Against Obamacare

Senator Dan Coats
2013-09-27 19:22:09
<iqs3.solutions.lmit.com/iqextranet/Customers/quorum_coats-iq/co ats_topbanner.jpg> Dear Friend, Thank you for signing up to receive my email newsletter. These newsletters will cover a variety of topics, including events happening in Indiana, legislation being considered in Congress, and my perspective on current issues. My hope is to keep you updated and informed on how issues in Washington may impact Hoosiers. I welcome your feedback. Thanks for reading, Dan Coats _____ Continuing the Fight Against Obamacare <iqs3.solutions.lmit.com/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx coats-iq&crop=15904.11066353.5413986.7189397&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fyoutu be%2fWvazXYOBqz0> <iqs3.solutions.lmit.com/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx coats-iq&crop=15904.11066353.5413986.7189397&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fwww.y outube.com%2fwatch%3fv%3dWJeraqi-hys%26amp%3bfeature%3dshare%26amp%3blis t%3dUUipTNiqJBYHutxpMxo0UOYw> Every Senate Republican opposes Obamacare and wants to see it repealed and defunded. This is one of the primary reasons I sought to return to the Senate, and I have voted more than two dozen times to repeal, defund and strip away at Obamacare. The House sent the Senate legislation that would defund Obamacare while keeping the rest of the government running. I supported that bill, but Democrats united in their opposition to repealing Obamacare and therefore opposed the House bill. Unfortunately, Democrats are in the majority in the Senate, and it would require 67 votes to overcome a presidential veto. So those who oppose Obamacare but also oppose a government shutdown faced two choices. We could have opposed what is called "cloture" and bring everything to a halt. This strategy had no end game and would have resulted in a government shutdown. The majority of Obamacare is considered "mandatory spending" and therefore would still be implemented under a government shutdown. And the taxes that fund the law would still be collected. The other option was to vote in support of cloture and allow the legislative process to move forward. I chose the second option so we could take the next step in fighting Obamacare. This forced a yes or a no vote from every senator - Republican or Democrat - on whether we should defund the health care law. I will continue to pursue other, more achievable strategies to replace Obamacare. Already 22 House Democrats and one Senate Democrat have crossed the aisle and said they would support my effort to delay the individual mandate. We should vote on this and give Americans relief from the Obamacare mandates. Obamacare is hurting American families, American businesses and American workers. Premiums are increasing, rather than decreasing. Seniors are losing access to the doctors they have come to trust over the years, rather than being able to keep their doctors. Families are being forced to change their health care plans, despite the president's promise that you could keep the plan you have if you like it. Employees across Indiana are seeing their hours cut and their paychecks reduced because their employers cannot afford full-time workers under Obamacare's rules. We need to overturn this disastrous law so we can replace it with a health care system that works for Americans, not against them. I firmly believe we must fight Obamacare from all angles. I will not give up on this fight. Click here <iqs3.solutions.lmit.com/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx coats-iq&crop=15904.11066353.5413986.7189397&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fwww.y outube.com%2fwatch%3fv%3dWJeraqi-hys%26amp%3bfeature%3dshare%26amp%3blis t%3dUUipTNiqJBYHutxpMxo0UOYw> or on the image above to watch me discuss this issue on the Senate floor. 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Thank you for signing up to receive my email newsletter. These newsletters will cover a variety of topics, including events happening in Indiana, legislation being considered in Congress, and my perspective on current issues. My hope is to keep you updated and informed on how issues in Washington may impact Hoosiers. I welcome your feedback.

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Dan Coats


Continuing the Fight Against Obamacare

 

Every Senate Republican opposes Obamacare and wants to see it repealed and defunded. This is one of the primary reasons I sought to return to the Senate, and I have voted more than two dozen times to repeal, defund and strip away at Obamacare.

The House sent the Senate legislation that would defund Obamacare while keeping the rest of the government running. I supported that bill, but Democrats united in their opposition to repealing Obamacare and therefore opposed the House bill. Unfortunately, Democrats are in the majority in the Senate, and it would require 67 votes to overcome a presidential veto.

So those who oppose Obamacare but also oppose a government shutdown faced two choices. We could have opposed what is called “cloture” and bring everything to a halt.

This strategy had no end game and would have resulted in a government shutdown. The majority of Obamacare is considered “mandatory spending” and therefore would still be implemented under a government shutdown. And the taxes that fund the law would still be collected.

The other option was to vote in support of cloture and allow the legislative process to move forward. I chose the second option so we could take the next step in fighting Obamacare. This forced a yes or a no vote from every senator – Republican or Democrat – on whether we should defund the health care law.

I will continue to pursue other, more achievable strategies to replace Obamacare. Already 22 House Democrats and one Senate Democrat have crossed the aisle and said they would support my effort to delay the individual mandate. We should vote on this and give Americans relief from the Obamacare mandates.

Obamacare is hurting American families, American businesses and American workers. Premiums are increasing, rather than decreasing. Seniors are losing access to the doctors they have come to trust over the years, rather than being able to keep their doctors.

Families are being forced to change their health care plans, despite the president’s promise that you could keep the plan you have if you like it. Employees across Indiana are seeing their hours cut and their paychecks reduced because their employers cannot afford full-time workers under Obamacare’s rules.

We need to overturn this disastrous law so we can replace it with a health care system that works for Americans, not against them. I firmly believe we must fight Obamacare from all angles. I will not give up on this fight. 

Click here or on the image above to watch me discuss this issue on the Senate floor.

Coats in the News

National, local political party members debate Affordable Care Act

Coats: Pond dedicated her life to public service

Coats Requests Extension for Health Care Providers

Coats to Senate Democrats: Don’t Americans Deserve the Same Relief as Big Businesses?


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With Indiana's 2013 State Principals of the Year, Steven Baker of Bluffton High School and James Holifield of New Prairie Middle School



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