On July 11, I voted to pass the Repeal ObamaCare Act (H.R. 6079) -- legislation to fully repeal the Obama administration'sPatient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
As a co-sponsor of the Repeal ObamaCare Act, I was joined by my colleagues in passing the proposal by a vote of 244-185. The Repeal ObamaCare Act fully repeals ObamaCare, which the United State Supreme Court ruled constitutional on June 28.
Today's vote marks the 33rd time I have voted to repeal all or part of the President's health care reform law. The act now moves to the United States Senate where no action is expected.
Any law that puts Washington in control of one sixth of the nation's economy is bad medicine. The highest court in the land may have found the law constitutional, but that doesn't make it good policy. That's why I've voted against the Administration's flawed approach to health care reform in the past and again today. We can do better.
Americans deserve patient-centered health care and the Administration's brand of health care reform is not delivering on its promises. Premiums are higher, not lower. Health care costs are increasing, not decreasing, and Americans aren't able to keep the plans they have.
My fight is for simpler, more affordable, and more accessible health care that allows people to keep the health care that they like. Americans deserve true choice and cost-effective measures that won't harm the economy, raise taxes, or bankrupt our children and grandchildren's futures.
My plan is a step-by-step approach to make health care more affordable and more accessible. It is a plan to end lawsuit abuse, allow small businesses to band together to purchase lower-cost health plans, allow consumers to purchase plans across state lines, make insurance plans portable, prohibit insurers from discriminating against pre-existing conditions, provide tax credits for the working poor, and allow dependents up to age 26 to remain on their parents' insurance plans. This will open doors to affordable health care for individuals, families, and businesses across Florida and the nation.