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Goodlatte Votes to Advance Obamacare Repeal

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Washington, January 13, 2017 | Beth Breeding (202-225-5431) | comments
Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) released the following statement after voting in support of a resolution, S. Con. Res. 3, to initiate the reconciliation process in order to repeal the Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as Obamacare:

“Unaffordable premiums, deductibles through the roof, losing a doctor you’ve had for years, being dropped from the coverage you need – these are just some of the ways Obamacare isn’t working for Virginians. No amount of patches or delays can resuscitate Obamacare from its failures. That is exactly why Congress is getting to work on the process to repeal and replace this law.

“Before Congress can implement a new health care system that puts patients first, we have to get rid of what is not working. The resolution I supported today is the first step toward repeal by triggering the reconciliation process. As we work toward final legislation to repeal Obamacare, Congress must also ensure that there is a stable transition period between the two plans. Crafting a new system that works for Americans is of the utmost importance, and lawmakers in the House are already hard at work on a replacement system that promotes more choices and lower costs. As the United States prepares for a new Administration, now is the time to reverse the flawed policies of Obamacare and implement real, patient-centered health care reforms.”

For more information on the House’s Better Way agenda, click here.
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