Oct 23, 2015

The House Passes A Death Blow to Obamacare

Washington, D.C. – Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on House passage of H.R. 3762, the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act:

“Americans across this country sent us to Washington to get rid of Obamacare. For months, House and Senate committees have worked to take apart Obamacare within the rigid rules of the budget reconciliation process. H.R. 3762 reflects that hard work. We will repeal the individual and employer mandates. We will repeal the Cadillac tax. We will repeal the job-killing medical device tax. We will repeal Obamacare’s unaccountable and wasteful Prevention and Public Health “slush” fund. And we will repeal the auto-enrollment mandate. Altogether, these repeals will strike a deathblow to Obamacare, freeing Americans to take back control of their health care options and choices from the Federal government.

“The bill also places a one year moratorium on federal funding for abortion providers—like Planned Parenthood—that barbarically kill babies and harvest their organs. That funding would instead be invested in community health centers to ensure women continue to have access to quality care.

“So finally, a bill that repeals the foundations of Obamacare and stops taxpayer money from going to abortion and abhorrent practices like dissecting babies for research will reach the President’s desk. Now, the President will be forced to decide if he will double down on his harmful and wrong policies or start listening to the American people.”