Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives voted 244 to 185 to repeal the President's healthcare law:
"Last night I hosted a telephone townhall with thousands of constituents about the President's healthcare law and what it means for West Virginians. Folks are concerned about the future of healthcare, as am I. We're rightly frustrated with this massive expansion of governments that Americans neither want nor can afford. Townhall participants asked "Will I be able to keep my coverage?" and "I'm a small business owner, how much are the new tax increases going to cost me?" and "I'm a senior on Medicare, how will the cuts affect my care?"
"Unfortunately, all of this remains to be seen. With over 12,000 pages of regulations, we've only begun to see the possible negative consequences of the law.
"That's why I support replacing the law with commonsense, step-by-step reforms that lower the cost of care without burdening small businesses with higher taxes, crippling already weak state budgets, pushing families off of their current coverage and increasing healthcare costs. Instead of a government takeover of healthcare, I support addressing the rising cost of care with patient-centered reforms that protect the doctor-patient relationship."