Guthrie Says to Defund Healthcare


One of the biggest topics thats faced the nation for quite awhile now is healthcare. There are many for it... And against it.

"A vast majority of my district don't want Obamacare. Every business that I go to, everyone that I talk to are concerned about the cost that this healthcare law is going to have on the economy, " said Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-Kentucky.

"This is an interesting thing to ponder that your top agenda is making sure 20 million people don't have health insurance," said President Obama, recently in a speech.

Guthrie said there are still a lot of questions regarding the controversial new law.

"I have to by insurance on the exchange now by law, and you cannot get a price for it now. We're two weeks away from it going live," said Guthrie.

As the nation faces a potential government shutdown, Guthrie voted to defund the new healthcare law as a solution.

"I'm going to delay, let's delay it, and lets sit down and figure out how do we reform the healthcare system in this country to make it more affordable. The one thing that this bill does not do is make health insurance more affordable. It makes it more expensive," said Guthrie.

Guthrie offered some ways to give Americans and Kentuckians more affordable healthcare.

"What we want to do is do insurance reforms. The reason a lot of people weren't' covered, a lot of them were young people who chose not to buy. There were individuals and small businesses who were completely priced out of the market. So, why don't we do things like selling across state lines, which I've signed on to co-sponsor a bill, lets do tort reform, lets make health insurance more affordable," said Guthrie.

And making it more affordable is a sentiment on which everyone agrees.

The date for the federal government to come up with a solution is September 30th.

The next day, October 1st, new healthcare law goes into effect.


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