Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-04), today released the following statement in support of H.R.6079, the Repeal of Obama Care Act which passed in the United States House of Representatives by 244-185.
"The Supreme Court's recent decision to uphold ObamaCare was a dangerous step toward socialized medicine in our country and the law's 21 tax hikes are not good news for economic recovery," said Aderholt. "Most American families and small businesses still agree that the President's health care law is taking our health care system and our nation's economy down the wrong path. Simply put, with today's debt America cannot afford ObamaCare. The 21 tax increases that are included in the President's health care law will cost American taxpayers more than $675 billion over the next ten years and will only make it more difficult for small businesses and families to afford quality coverage."
"Today's vote is another example of House Republicans trying to change this dangerous course. I voted, along with both my Democrat and Republican colleagues, for this repeal. I hope our colleagues in the Senate will follow suit, so we can work together to implement patient-centered reforms that protect Americans access to the care they need, from the doctors they choose, at a lower cost," concluded Aderholt.
In the 112th Congress the House of Representatives has taken over 30 floor votes to repeal, defund or dismantle ObamaCare. To date, three programs have been completely eliminated, including the onerous 1099 reporting requirement. Additionally, seven provisions have been signed into law either repealing or rescinding funds from ObamaCare. The House also previous passed H.R. 2, a full repeal of the President's health care law (H.R. 2) with bipartisan support. However, the measure was never addressed in the Senate.