Congressman Gary Palmer (R-AL) expressed disappointment in the fact that his Democratic colleagues refused to provide a sufficient number of votes to override President Obama's veto of H.R. 3762, Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015, a budget "reconciliation" bill that repeals critical components of the Affordable Care Act and ends funding for Planned Parenthood.
"This is another missed opportunity to protect life and provide the American people common sense choices in their healthcare decisions," said Palmer. "The failure to repeal this burdensome and unaffordable Act lies solely at the feet of my Democratic colleagues and the President. The American people, for now, will continue to pay more for healthcare and receive fewer benefits, but the fight to repeal this law does not end today."
Palmer Votes to Override Presidential Veto of Bill to Repeal Obamacare
H.R. 3762 would have repealed the individual and employer mandates, repealed all taxes associated with the original legislation, repealed Medicaid expansion, premium tax credits, and cost-sharing subsidies after two years. It would have also ended federal funding to Planned Parenthood for one year by prohibiting Medicaid reimbursements to the organization.