U.S. Representative Frank Guinta (R, NH-01) voted on Wednesday in support of H.R. 6079, the Repeal of Obamacare Act. The measure would fully repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and health-related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010. The House approved the bill in a bipartisan vote of 244 to 185.
This was the second time Representative Guinta has voted to fully repeal the Affordable Care Act. One of the very first votes he cast in the House was in support of a similar repeal bill in January 2011. He co-sponsored both repeal bills.
Representative Guinta released the following statement after today's vote:
"This law will hit most Granite State families hard. That's because it contains 21 new or higher taxes, with 75% of them falling on the middle-class. Plus, the law also inserts the federal government into places where it doesn't belong. Instead of delivering patient-centered reforms that many people want, it makes Washington a partner in your relationship with your family doctor.
"Repealing this law will prevent a massive tax hike and preserve the tradition of Granite State families making their own health care decisions without Washington's interference."
The bill now goes to the Senate for consideration.