Association of American Physicians and Surgeons Calls on House to Stand Firm on Defunding ObamaCare

Sep 23, 2013, 11:19 ET from Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS)

TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) applauds the U.S. House of Representatives and Speaker Boehner for passing a Continuing Resolution to fund the government—except for the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare).

"This law was rammed through without a single Republican vote and over bipartisan opposition," states AAPS executive director Jane Orient, M.D. "As implementation proceeds and people learn of its harmful effects, opposition continues to grow."

Some polling shows that Americans who disapprove of ACA outnumber those who approve by a 2-to-1 margin.

As stated in a Sep 18 press release by the Oregon Republican Party, "With our political institutions divided by special interests, our nation's last line of defense is the Constitutional authority granted to the House of Representatives to control our national expenditures."

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid may put funding for ObamaCare back into the Continuing Resolution and manage to get it passed by a straight majority vote—unless 40 Senators stand against making amendments that lack 60 votes in favor.

"It appears that Reid and Obama are willing to hold everyone who receives a federal check hostage to the funding of this destructive and increasingly unpopular program," states Orient.

"If fully implemented, the damage that ObamaCare will do to American medicine is probably irreparable," she states. "The people's House needs to stall it now."

The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) is a national organization representing physicians in all specialties, founded in 1943 to preserve private medicine and the patient-physician relationship.

SOURCE Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS)