U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) released the following statement in regard to Obamacare being repealed in House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's (R-WI) budget proposal:
"The repeal of Obamacare in the Ryan budget is a clear indication of the extreme ideology driving the Republican party today. The health care reform law provides a lifeline to tens of millions of Americans struggling to afford health insurance, and it is incomprehensible that Washington Republicans want to take these benefits away from so many families," Lautenberg said. "Obamacare already has allowed millions of young adults to stay insured through their parents' plans, provided women and seniors with free preventive care like cancer screenings, made prescription drugs more affordable for seniors, and ensured that children with pre-existing conditions can no longer be denied coverage.
"Republican governors across the country, including Gov. Christie in New Jersey, are embracing the Medicaid expansion made possible under Obamacare, yet the Ryan budget would roll back these important reforms. We need a budget that takes a serious, balanced approach that most Americans support, not a rehash of the same failed Washington Republican proposals that balance the budget on the backs of women, seniors, and the neediest Americans."