Congressman Steven Palazzo (R-MS), released the following statement today after voting once more to fully repeal the health care law. Palazzo is a cosponsor of today's repeal bill, H.R. 6079, the Repeal of Obamacare Act, which passed the House of Representatives with a bipartisan vote of 244-185.
"When the Supreme Court ruled to uphold the law as a tax, they weren't saying it's good policy," Palazzo stated. "What the justices reaffirmed is that this is indeed a multibillion dollar tax, and that it is unconstitutional to force a massive Medicaid expansion upon states like Mississippi who cannot afford it. The Supreme Court also reaffirmed for myself, my colleagues, and for millions upon millions of Americans that there is still a need to fully repeal this law."
Wednesday's vote was one of more than 30 that the House of Representatives has taken to repeal, defund or dismantle the law. To date, seven provisions have been fully repealed or had funding rescinded and three programs have already been halted, including: the 1099 tax reporting requirement for businesses, free choice vouchers, and the unworkable CLASS Act Program.
"With today's vote, we are listening to the majority of the American people who do not want this law," Palazzo continued. "And we are renewing our commitment to bring real, step-by-step solutions so that Americans have access to the care they need, from the doctor they choose, at a price they can afford."