Phil Moffett, Candidate for Governor of Kentucky, Signs The Repeal Pledge
Washington, DC----Phil Moffett, the conservative Tea Party candidate in Tuesday's Republican gubernatorial primary, joined U.S. Senator Rand Paul in signing the Repeal Pledge to undo ObamaCare. In doing so, Moffett became the only candidate for Governor of Kentucky who has signed The Repeal Pledge.
"Phil Moffett's decision to take The Repeal Pledge is a clear marker to voters that, when it comes to healthcare, he gets it -- he understands that Obama Care’s individual mandate is an unconstitutional government infringement on our constitutional liberties, and he knows that if implemented, it will lead to bigger government, less freedom, will place government bureaucrats between doctors and their patients, and will reduce patients' choices," said Hadley Heath, health care policy analyst at Independent Women's Voice.
"Phil Moffett's signature on the Pledge indicates that as Governor, he would do whatever is in his power to keep ObamaCare from adversely affecting the citizens of Kentucky, as well as supporting both Kentucky's participation in the constitutional challenge to the law and federal legislation like the Save Our States Act: Time-Out on Implementing ObamaCare," continued Heath.
The Repeal Pledge advocates not just repeal, but defunding, deauthorizing, and dismantling the misleadingly-titled "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act", passed in early 2010. The Repeal Pledge was designed to help the American public understand which candidates and office holders are serious about repeal, versus those who claim to be but won't actually take action.
Signers of the pledge believe that this law cannot be "fixed"' and that stopping its implementation and ultimately repealing are necessary first steps to ensuring that citizens and their doctors, not government bureaucrats, have choice and control over their health care, and that medical care in our country becomes more affordable and available, not less so.
Much of the fight over the implementation of ObamaCare has shifted to the states. While the Repeal Pledge is designed for federal office holders, there is also a place for citizens to sign -- as Phil Moffett has done -- and express their solidarity with these principles
Sen. Rand Paul is also a signer of the Repeal Pledge, which can be found at www.therepealpledge.com.