Last night, House Republicans unveiled their plan to repeal Obamacare and begin the difficult process of reforming America's health care system. Outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi promised Obamacare would help Democrats in the midterm elections, but nothing was further from the truth. Not only is Obamacare a politically liability, it is a liability to patients, doctors, small businesses, families and the economy.
Last year, Heritage Action and conservative activists around the country pushed the House to hold a vote on repeal. Ultimately, 171 House Republicans and 1 House Democrat signed onto Discharge Petition #11, which would have forced a vote on repealing Obamacare. Now, Americans will get their vote.
Next Wednesday, the House will vote on a bill that would repeal Obamacare in its entirety. Republican support should be unanimous and the vote should be bipartisan.
Last year, 34 House Democrats opposed Obamacare. Thirteen of those Members were re-elected to Congress. They opposed the law last year because they understood it did nothing to fix our broken health care system. Now, they have an opportunity to reaffirm their opposition.
Rep. Ben Chandler (KY-6) Rep. Jason Altmire (PA4) Rep. Jim Matheson (UT-2) Rep. Mike McIntyre (NC-7) Rep. Heath Schuler (NC-11) Rep. Larry Kissell (NC-8) Rep. Dan Boren (OK-2) Rep. Tim Holden (PA-17) Rep. John Barrow (GA-12) Rep. Mike Ross (AR-4) Rep. Collin Peterson (MN-11) Rep. Stephen Lynch (MA-9) Rep. Dan Lipinski (IL-3)
After the repeal vote, relevant House committees will also begin the process of reforming America's health care system the proper way - with hearings, open debate and an emphasis on lowering costs, expanding coverage, empowering individuals and curbing abuses within the system.
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