Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare)

Nothing defines members of congress more accurately than how they vote on key issues. Far more often than not, you’ll find Tom Udall’s votes on the “wrong” side of important bills! Reference supporting article links below.

What This Bill Does:

This bill that was passed in late night buy-offs of Senators’ votes by a totally divided Senate. Not a single Republican voted for the act and all Democratic Senators voted for the bill (60). The bill was intended to bring all Americans under a National Healthcare system funded by the federal government. It was supposed to expand coverage, address costs, and deal with the uninsured. To do this, the bill destroyed traditional health care in America, destroyed the plans of 85% of the country in order to address the needs of 15% of the population who were underinsured or uninsured. The bill has been challenged in the Supreme Court and states continue to refuse to implement its provisions. It is one of the most divisive and destructive pieces of legislation in the last fifty years.

What Vote Aids Middle America: “No”

Most Americans, who want to see ObamaCare repealed, were happy with their doctors, happy with their plans, happy with their healthcare services. They did not want the Federal government to be involved with family and individual healthcare decisions. They would have been completely happy with limited, targeted legislation that corrected some of the more glaring deficiencies of the healthcare policies in this country. Americans didn’t want socialized medicine when Hillary and Bill Clinton tried it, and they didn’t want it when President Obama and Congressional Democrats passed the bill and forced dramatic change on everyone.

What Tom Udall Voted: “Yes”

Now we are faced with a slew of problems we didn’t have before. We have had unconstitutional delays in a law that was signed by the President. The Executive Branch doesn’t write laws; it is supposed to enforce them. We have young people not signing up for the law and therefore won’t be paying for the older folks. The website to initiate the program failed miserably and makes one wonder what they would do with a serious sickness if they couldnt even handle a website. The legal challenges continue and the Affordable Care Act has been rated, by government agencies, to cost a lot more money, treat fewer uninsured, and affect employment in the country as businesses lay off workers so they don’t have to pay costly health insurance premiums. The Affordable Care Act also mandates a fine if Americans don’t sign up for it and forces religious groups to provide abortion and contraception services to people under their health plans. It is a disaster from concept to conclusion.