Congressman Fleischmann made the following remarks after voting to repeal Obamacare.
"Since the day I was elected I have been fighting to repeal Obamacare, and I will continue to vote until Obamacare is no more. This continues a promise I made to Tennesseans when I first ran for Congress. Today's vote demonstrates the Republican commitment to repeal and that, if we have the necessary majorities, Obamacare will be repealed," Fleischmann said.
"The simple fact is that Obamacare is a job killer. Thanks to the employer mandate, businesses are required to provide government approved insurance once they hit a certain threshold. So if a small business has 48 employees and needs to start providing government approved insurance at 50 employees, why would they expand their business? This is in addition to all of the job killing taxes sprinkled throughout the bill. When our nation needs jobs desperately, Obamacare penalizes workers and job creators."
Rep. Fleischmann has been a consistent advocate of repealing Obamacare throughout his time in Congress, and has been critical of many of the bill's provisions. One of Rep. Fleischmann's earliest votes was a full repeal of Obamacare in January of 2011. He has cosponsored and voted to repeal the 1099 provision of Obamacare, cosponsored and voted for a bill to repeal the Independent Patient Advisory Board, and cosponsored and voted for legislation that repeals the Medical Device tax.