ObamaCare is one of the greatest threats to our liberty and the future financial stability of the United States. As a conservative leader in the Senate, Clark Jolley helped lead the fight to put a Constitutional Amendment in place to protect Oklahomans from ObamaCare and any individual mandate.
Clark is proud to have authored, and passed, the HealthCare Compact legislation that would allow Oklahoma to withdraw from the federal healthcare disaster and administer healthcare programs as we, in Oklahoma, see fit. A one size fits all approach from Washington is the worst way to manage anything, especially something as important as our healthcare.
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) recently released a report that shows the devastating impact of ObamaCare on jobs. ObamaCare will cost 2 million jobs by 2017 -- climbing up to 2.3 million jobs in 2021 and 2.5 million jobs by 2024. According to the CBO, most of that impact will be felt among lower-wage workers—all due to ObamaCare’s negative impact on our economy.
In Congress, Clark will lead the fight for full repeal of ObamaCare and the regulatory disasters it includes. He’ll push for conservative legislation that puts healthcare decisions in the hands of doctors and patients. We need a market-based approach to healthcare reform that increases competition, lowers costs and keeps the decision making out of Washington’s hands.
ObamaCare dismantles our healthcare system, adds trillions in debt and doesn’t fix any of the real problems in our healthcare system. It’s a disaster, and you can count on Clark Jolley to lead the effort for full repeal from day one.
I was excited to honor the President of Rotary International, Ron D. Burton, on the floor of the Oklahoma Senate today. A native of Norman, Oklahoma, President Ron has been instrumental in expanding the wonderful reach and service that Rotary International provides world-wide. I'm grateful for his years of excellent leadership and his commitment to Oklahoma and our nation.