U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland, II issued the following statement today following his vote in favor of H.R. 45, legislation that repeals the ObamaCare law:
"Putting Washington bureaucrats between patients and their doctors is not a solution to America's health care challenges. North and Northwest Floridians have found out faster than any of us expected just how devastating ObamaCare would be, increasing costs and reducing access for patients while reducing shifts for hourly workers at companies that can't afford the employer mandate. That's why, in the 850 days since I first voted to repeal ObamaCare, I have voted more than 20 additional times to do so with a focus on replacing the costly and ineffective law with patient-centered solutions that lower costs and increase access to quality care."