U.S. Congressman Mike Ross of Prescott voted on Wednesday to repeal the health care reform legislation that was signed into law in 2010. H.R. 6079, the Repeal of Obamacare Act, passed the U.S. House of Representatives and must now be considered by the U.S. Senate. Ross has consistently opposed the health care law, voting against it each time it was presented on the House floor in 2009 and 2010, and already voting once to repeal the bill in 2011.
"From the beginning, I have said we need healthcare reform. However, the Affordable Care Act is too big, too costly and not right for Arkansas. The legislative process in crafting the healthcare reform law became more about politics rather than good public policy. It was a flawed process and we need to clean the slate and start over to ensure affordable, accessible healthcare for everyone. I voted against the healthcare reform bill in 2009 and 2010 and voted to repeal the law in 2011. My vote today to repeal the healthcare reform law remains consistent with my previous votes on this issue and reflects the overwhelming majority view of the people in my district. My job is to listen to the people I represent and that is exactly what I did today by voting to repeal the healthcare reform law."