Standing against saddling America's small businesses and consumers with new costs and burdensome mandates, U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY-01) today voted to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare. Following the vote, Whitfield issued the following statement:
"We must repeal this health care bill that was forced through the last Congress and has resulted in onerous burdens upon America's small businesses and has added layers of federal mandates, expanded government and actually raised health care costs," said Whitfield. "Everyone agrees that our health care system needs to be reformed and that all Americans should have access to high quality, affordable health care coverage. But what was signed into law by the President is not the solution. We need solutions that are truly bipartisan such as incentives to bring highly qualified physicians and nurses to rural areas, allowing for the purchase of health insurance across state lines and medical lawsuit liability reform. I look forward to working with my colleagues in this new Congress to examine reforms that can truly lower health care costs and improve access to patient care across the country."