Congress Sends First Ever Obamacare Repeal Bill to President’s Desk
Simpson Supports Obamacare Repeal to Relieve Americans from Mandates and Tax Hikes
Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson supported the Senate amendment to H.R. 3762, the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act today which builds on the House passed version from October. The legislation repeals the most onerous Obamacare provisions through a mechanism known as reconciliation, which is a budgeting process that allows Congress to align the priorities outlined in the budget resolution with existing law. This is the first Obamacare repeal bill that will reach the President’s desk.
“Since the inception of Obamacare, Americans have sent a clear message that the law is not working for them or their families,” said Simpson. “They have registered their disapproval through polls, by contacting their representatives, and by electing a Republican majority in both the House and Senate who categorically oppose government run healthcare. Today’s Obamacare repeal bill would provide relief to Americans by eliminating the burdensome taxes and overreaching mandates that are directly responsible for driving up healthcare costs.”
Specifically, H.R. 3762 would address key problems with Obamacare including:
“By passing today’s legislation, Americans are one step closer to ending government-knows-best healthcare and paving the way for real healthcare reforms that return important medical decisions back into the hands of families, patients, and doctors,” said Simpson.
In addition to repealing sections of Obamacare, H.R. 3762 would place a one year freeze on certain abortion providers such as Planned Parenthood, while redirecting those funds to community health centers. The bill also addresses our national debt by reducing budget deficits by $516 billion over the next 10 years.
H.R. 3762 was passed by a vote of 240-181 and will now head to the President’s desk where he is expected to veto the legislation.