Linda McMahon released the following statement in response to today's House vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act:
"I applaud the House action in voting to repeal the Affordable Care Act in light of the recent Supreme Court ruling, and I urge the Senate to move forward so that we can begin discussions on common-sense reforms that the American people want and the economy needs.
"The federal health care law in its present state imposes 21 new or higher taxes, particularly on middle-class families, who are struggling mightily through the continuing economic slump. The law is a known job killer, as small businesses grapple with increased costs and uncertain times ahead. Additionally, the law failed to meet its billing as a cost-saver for consumers, and in fact increases premiums and costs for health care coverage.
"As a U.S. Senator, I will fight for the reforms that we can agree on, including ensuring that people with pre-existing medical conditions will not lose their coverage and allowing adult children to remain on their parents' policies up to the age of 26. It is here that we can make a lasting, positive impact on the everyday lives of Americans and once and for all improve our health care system, spur competition in the marketplace, and provide new opportunities for Americans to shop for the best plans at the most affordable prices."