by Andrew Mangione – To date, AMAC has received over 117,000 signed petitions from members calling for ObamaCare to be defunded. It is in response to these demands that AMAC is pleased to indicate our unwavering support for H.R. 2682 and S. 1292 – the “Defund ObamaCare Act of 2013.” Introduced as companion bills by Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), these bills deauthorize future appropriations and withdraw prior funding for the implementation of any provision under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA or “ObamaCare”). Stripping PPACA of its power to enforce a number of troubling provisions – including the job-killing employer and individual mandates – H.R. 2682 and S. 1292 establish a clean foundation on which real health care reform can begin. Should ObamaCare continue to go unfixed, economic vitality, consumer choice, and access to quality health care will be significantly impaired. AMAC is proud to present a letter in support of these important bills, which act as critical legislative steps necessary unburden the American people – particularly mature Americans and seniors – from the harmful impacts of ObamaCare.