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McIntyre supports repeal of health care bill

Posted: Updated: March 29, 2010 04:55 PM EDT
Source: Congressman Mike McIntyre Source: Congressman Mike McIntyre

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WHITEVILLE, NC (WECT) - One of the Democrats who voted against health care reform in Washington D.C. lent his support Monday to the discussion of repealing the legislation.

U.S. Congressman Mike McIntyre (D-NC) says he would favor repealing the entire health care bill that President Obama recently signed into law.  There is a group of Republican lawmakers who have talked about an effort to wipe out the health bill through repeal.

"If we had the opportunity to vote on it, I would. But I don't think the votes are there right now. So now (the) question is, it'll have to be addressed by the judicial branch," Congressman Mike McIntyre said.

McIntyre says he supports the Attorneys General across the country who are considering filing a lawsuit to stop the legislation.  North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper has not joined that effort.

However, now that the bill has passed, McIntyre did say Republicans and Democrats should come together to make the best of the situation.

"We've got to work with our hospitals, local healthcare clinics, got to make sure we continue to provide proper Medicare reimbursements to attract doctors," McIntyre said.

McIntyre voted against the health care reform legislation each time it came before the House of Representatives.  He said the bill was too costly.

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