Political Games

Ellmers Stop ObamacareObamacare must be stopped, but we cannot stop it with political games. And, frankly, any threat to shut down the federal government over funding Obamacare in the Continuing Resolution is a political game and a distraction.

We cannot stop Obamacare by defunding it through the Continuing Resolution because there would be very little, if any, funding of Obamacare in a continuing resolution to begin with! A continuing resolution dictates “discretionary” spending and, unfortunately, that does not apply to the Obamacare spending that is already mandated by law.

Should we repeal, replace, defund, dismantle, and do everything we possibly can to stop Obamacare? Of course! But the Continuing Resolution is not the way to do it.

Friends, you know how committed I am to stopping this disastrous healthcare law.

I am a nurse. My husband is a doctor. And together we are small business owners.We understand the very real and chilling effect that Obamacare is having on our healthcare providers and our economy.  That’s why I left nursing – my life-long dream – in 2010 to run for Congress. And, it is still the reason that I leave my husband and son each week to go to Washington.

I am as committed to stopping Obamacare today as I was 3 years ago when I ran for Congress. But we have to do it the right way and we have to work together.

There are many different ideas on our side of the aisle for repealing and replacing Obamcare and I’ve been proud to vote 40 times on legislation that would repeal or dismantle the law. I have even introduced the DEFECT Act (Delaying Enrollment in Federal Exchanges to Certify Trust) to continue to combat Obamacare.

Like you, I know Obamacare will wreak havoc on our economy if we don’t completely and permanently dismantle it. And a majority of Americans agree with us!

We may not agree about the best strategies for dismantling Obamacare, but we can all agree that it must be done. I hope we can stop the political games and distractions and start working together to fully repeal and replace Obamacare so that we can get America back on track to a healthy and thriving economy.