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Westmoreland Supports ObamaCare Repeal
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 596, a bill to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010. Congressman Westmoreland is a cosponsor of this legislation and has voted in favor of a full repeal of ObamaCare at the start of every congress since the law was passed in 2010. In addition, Congressman Westmoreland has voted almost 50 times to repeal, delay, defund, or change the President’s healthcare law. Below is Congressman Westmoreland’s statement.
“We knew ObamaCare was bad, but the botched ObamaCare rollout in 2013 showed the American people how truly bad this government takeover actually is,” stated Westmoreland. “Premiums and healthcare device costs have doubled while many are still trying to make ends meet. Employers have been burdened with costs and are cutting back hours of part-time employees to save where they can, resulting in 2.5 million hard working Americans being cut from full-time status. As we approach the tax season, we are also seeing how ObamaCare is digging into tax returns and costing households even more. In fact, there have been $47 billion in IRS fines under the individual mandate and $1 trillion in new taxes. ObamaCare takes away from the patients and gives far too much power to the IRS.
“This ObamaCare repeal vote is more than a symbolic one, it’s a plea from the American people to scrap this trainwreck law and start over. ObamaCare was horribly written when it was passed, and it continues to get worse the more it’s implemented. The American people don’t want the government involved in their healthcare, and I will continue to vote to dismantle and repeal ObamaCare every opportunity I get.”
House Speaker Boehner has pledged that the House will release a healthcare replacement this year that puts patients and American families first. Congressman Westmoreland looks forward to continue finding solutions to improve our health care system that works for all Americans.