Assemblyman Al Graf (R,C–Holbrook) recently spoke on the Assembly Floor against A.8514, which would institute many provisions of the ObamaCare healthcare takeover. The assemblyman noted that there could be no worse time to force through big government control.
“At a time when we are going through some of the hardest economic times in our lifetimes; at a time when this state has taken drastic steps to make New York more affordable so that people can live, raise a family and start a business; at a time when this state has terminated jobs to put our finances back in order, to stand here and say that this program will not cost the taxpayers of this state money once the Legislature has had the opportunity to steer away from the basic needs for healthcare described by the federal government and create the Cadillac of health exchanges is beyond belief,” said Graf.”
The Washington-based Cato Institute has conducted a study finding that New York will see a $65 billion increase in medical costs in the next 10 years alone if ObamaCare is implemented.
“In the last election, ObamaCare was rejected by the people. Now that ObamaCare is being challenged in the U.S. Supreme Court, through this legislation, the Majority is attempting to give us backdoor ObamaCare in anticipation of the federal health care program being found unconstitutional,” said Graf. “The people have soundly rejected ObamaCare, and I will not support forcing a backdoor form of this plan upon the people of this state.”