Apr 01 2013
This week, I enjoyed spending time in North Texas with my constituents during the District Work Week to discuss the issues most important to them.
Pete Sessions Women's Forum
On Tuesday, I hosted the Pete Sessions Women’s Forum—an annual event which I have had the privilege of organizing for over 10 years. Attended by professional women from the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, this forum not only provides me the opportunity to meet with the strong business leaders that are driving the North Texas economy, but also to share my commitment for a fiscally responsible government that will foster economic growth and job creation.
Congressman Pete Sessions with guests at the Women's Forum
Garland Lions Club
On Thursday, I joined the Garland Lions Club for their weekly lunch meeting at IHOP. It was encouraging to hear about the positive impact they have made in the Garland community through volunteering to assist those who need medical attention and care. I appreciated the opportunity to address the Lions Club members and to answer their questions regarding various issues such as the House Republican budget plan, ObamaCare, Medicare and Social Security, and sequestration.
Congressman Pete Sessions speaking at the Garland Lions Club
Last Saturday marked the three year anniversary of President Obama signing his government takeover of health care into law. I strongly believe that ObamaCare will diminish the quality of care available to patients and get in the way of the doctor-patient relationship. Additionally, the law's high cost and burdensome taxes on employers, medical device manufacturers and Texas families will stifle economic growth and cost at least 800,000 jobs.
This week, I met with doctors and staff at Texas Oncology in Dallas and Baylor Medical Center in Garland to discuss the impact of ObamaCare and other federal policies on the medical field. Although the law does not fully go into effect until January 2014, we have already begun to see many negative impacts of ObamaCare—rising costs, fewer choices and cuts to Medicare.
Congressman Pete Sessions visiting a patient at Texas Oncology
I also discussed the health care law with my dear friend Adell Campbell, the host of "The Eyes of North Texas" radio show for the blind. Her senior listneres have several concerns about ObamaCare's implementation, and we specifically discussed the shifting costs in prescription drugs, as well as the production and availability of generic drugs.
As your Congressman, I am gravely concerned about the impact ObamaCare will have on the medical needs of the North Texas community. I will continue to fight to fully repeal this damaging law and to replace it with patient-centered reforms that will give all Americans access to quality and affordable health care.
Have a good weekend.