Con to the question "Is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Good for America?"
“I don’t know what’s more odious... The consequences of this government takeover of our health care system or the way this legislation has been rammed through with backroom deals and procedural trickery.
The process put forth by the Democrats has made a mockery of all the pledges by the President of bipartisanship and transparency. I don’t know of any other legislation as consequential as this passed with such a partisan sledgehammer.
This trillion dollar monstrosity is not only an attack on every American’s freedom but will increase taxes and deficit spending in the middle of a recession when we cannot even afford the government programs we already have, all without bringing down health care costs.
This legislation is not the health care reform the American people want or deserve. All this will do is addict the American people to socialism and make us dependent on the federal bureaucracy.”
"Rohrabacher Statement on Historic Health Care Vote,” www.rohrabacher.house.gov, Mar. 21, 2010
Experts Individuals with MDs, DOs, PhDs, JDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to health care; top-level federal government officials significantly involved in health care and related issues. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Member, US House of Representatives (R-CA), 1989-present
Ranking Member, Human Rights and Oversight Subcommittee
Ranking Member, House Foreign Affairs Committee
Senior Member, House Committee on Science
Chairman, Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, 1997-2005
Former Co-Chair, House Scouting Caucus
Mujahideen fighter (Afghanistan), 1988
Former speech writer and advisor, Ronald Reagan's White House staff
Assistant Press Secretary, Ronald Reagan presidential campaigns, 1976 & 1980
Former Editorial Writer, Orange County Register
Former reporter, City News Service/Radio News West
MA, American Studies, University of Southern California (USC), 1971
BA, California State University at Long Beach (CSULB), 1969