Senator Cornyn speaks to East Texans about repealing Obamacare

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POSTED: Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 6:34pm

UPDATED: Saturday, December 7, 2013 - 4:52pm

Tuesday afternoon Senator John Cornyn visited Tyler to speak with small business owners about Obamacare. The deadline is quickly approaching at the end of this year, and the new healthcare bill is creating uncertainty for the future. So the Senator sat down at "The Diner" to hear concerns.

Senator Cornyn said, "What we need to do is empower people to make their own healthcare choices by having affordable alternatives for them and their families". Cornyn believes that a government regulated program is not the answer. So he has a plan that involves two main points, "Bringing down the cost through using market and choice, and making sure the doctor patient relationship is respected".

The Senator shared that business owners do need to prepare themselves for what lies ahead during the next 3 years of Obama's presidency. He said, "Unfortunately what they're (business owners) having to do is to make very hard decisions in terms of cutting down the size of their work force to come beneath the 50 employee cap".

Currently the city of Tyler has a booming economy and job growth is on the incline, but Obamacare could potentially have a long-lasting negative effect.

Tom Mullins, President of the Tyler Chamber of Commerce, said, "30% of our work force is tied to the medical sector. It could impact our economy at the macro level, we could see a lot of down-sizing".  

Senator Corny is actively working to repeal Obamacare, and is meeting with various groups to acquire compelling stories to share with his constituents back in Washington D.C.

To voice your concern, reach out to Texas representatives.

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Someone needs to advise cornyn the ACA is the LAW...to try to incite t-swillers to join him in committing treason is such a stretch, folks! Yep...I suggest that cornyn and t-swillers ..who want to dissolve the fed. gov't., who want to un-do law, and who continue to suffer from gut-level hatred for the country's first Black president...have crossed the line and could, if the law is applied to the letter of the law, be charged with treason against the United States. This rhetoric is un-American.

No, what's un- American is your so called president, forcing people who can barley get by as it is to buy insurance, ignoring State and Federal laws and forbidding & punishing States that try to enforce the laws. This Administration needs to be dissolved for all Americans sake as it is so crooked that it makes Mexico's government look good. Obummer & crew have crossed many lines many times and should have been charged with treason long ago. Obummer, the downfall of a once great nation.

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