Obamacare, otherwise known as the Affordable Care Act, is neither affordable nor has it made people healthier. Our version, the so-called “state exchange,” is creating new levels of spending, artificially driving up insurance costs, and reducing work hours as employers attempt to cut back on the number of workers they’ll be forced to cover.

Medicaid expansion, which was passed as a ballot initiative, is already exceeding budget projections, with less than the projected number of users.

Slowing down the economy is not progress. We need free-market solutions that lift people out of poverty, rather than trap them into subsistence-level lives with welfare programs.

I will oppose any further government expansion into the area of health care. The solution to poverty is to eradicate it, not to subsidize it.