Huelskamp: How ObamaCare affects Rural Healthcare (VIDEO)

Today, Congressman Tim Huelskamp released a moving video that highlights Patrick Hilger, Owner and Pharmacist of Gregwire Drug Store in Russell, Kansas, and his struggles to comply with onerous ObamaCare regulations.

Congressman Huelskamp released this statement regarding the video:
“The effects of ObamaCare are appalling and the burden is already being felt by many of our community pharmacies and health care providers. Washington’s one-size-fits-all bureaucratic approach through ObamaCare is smothering many small businesses like Mr. Hilger’s pharmacy in Russell, Kansas. If he were to close his doors, people will be left with fewer options for health care, further deteriorating quality care that Americans expect. Mr. Hilger’s testimony is a prime example of why I will continue to push to defund ObamaCare in the upcoming Continuing Resolution.”

  • Salinaksm

    Mr. Hilger hit the nail on the head with what is wrong with the ACA; “One size does not fit all.” Every State faces different circumstances with the providing of healthcare and associated industries such as pharmacy access and costs. The only way something like the ACA can work is if it is tailored for each State. The reason Romney’s plan worked is because it was tailored for his State. A State like Kansas is, mostly, comprised of rural areas; rural areas are not capable of operating at the same cost levels as areas that are comprised of mostly suburban areas around large city centers.