FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
July 28, 2017
Cleveland, OH - Ohio Businessman and U.S. Senate Candidate, Mike Gibbons released the following statement on the United States Senate's failure to deliver on its promise to the American people.
"While Congress has been playing politics, Ohio families are hurting. I don't know how much clearer I can be.
"The United States Senate’s inability to pass even the most basic repeal of the Obamacare disaster epitomizes why I am running to represent Ohio in Washington. This vote showed the nation that career politicians are unwilling and unable to follow through on their promises to the American people. For seven long years, Republicans have promised a frustrated nation that we would repeal and replace Obamacare if we were only given the power to do so. Now we have the power, but we refuse to follow through on our promise. Congress needs to roll up its sleeves and get to work. They should stay in Washington until the job is done. It's about the patients, not the politics.
"The debate in Washington is focused on the high cost of health insurance, but I have news for the politicians. Health insurance costs are driven by the cost of healthcare itself. The more we pay for care, the more expensive the insurance required to cover that care gets. Today, Americans pay more for health care than anyone else in the world.
"It is imperative that we get government out of the healthcare business and move our nation to a true free market system. We need to move to a system where transparency and options win over big pharma, the hospital bureaucracy, and the insurance companies. While this whole sausage making process is beyond disappointing, it gives me more energy to fight and win this campaign, because it is clear to me that we need more straight-shooters and far fewer Beltway politicians representing us."