Congressman Peter Roskam

Representing the 6th District of Illinois

Roskam Statement on House Repealing the CLASS Act of the Democrats Healthcare Overhaul

Feb 1, 2012
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06) issued the following statement after the House repealed the CLASS Act, an unworkable component of Obamacare that the Administration dropped earlier this year because of its unfeasibility.

"The CLASS Act was just the kind of fantasy budgetary gimmick only dreamed up in Washington. This cornerstone program of the Democrats healthcare overhaul – supposedly a way to pay for Obamacare's outrageous cost – is just one more broken promise that's saddled the American taxpayer with more debt. From day one Republicans and the public said that the CLASS Act was an unworkable, unwise new entitlement – and Americans were proven right. Today's repeal brings us one step closer to a full repeal of the Democrats' healthcare overhaul."