Washington D.C. – House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement regarding today’s House vote to repeal ObamaCare:
“More than three years ago, President Obama and Congressional Democrats celebrated the passage of ObamaCare. Today, the President’s signature legislative accomplishment is opposed by a clear majority of Americans as their concerns and anxiety grow as a result of the law’s impending implementation. Those concerns have even been expressed by Senate Democrats, most recently by Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) who helped push this legislation through Congress but has now referred to ObamaCare as a ‘train wreck.’
“The Administration and Congressional Democrats led Americans to believe that ObamaCare would create jobs, decrease premiums and that if they liked their current health coverage, they could keep it. These promises are turning out to be false. A recent Gallup survey of small business owners found that 41 percent of them have held off plans to hire new workers and 38 percent pulled back plans to grow their business as a direct result of ObamaCare. Premiums have already gone up by an average of $3,000 per family. A new investigation by the House Energy and Commerce Committee found that ObamaCare could drive individual premium increases as high as 400% and rates in the small business market could rise by as much as 200%. Meanwhile, the CBO estimates that at least 7 million people will lose employer coverage.
“House Republicans remain united in our opposition to ObamaCare and we will continue the fight to provide Americans with access to health coverage that is truly affordable and effective.”