U.S. Representative Gary Palmer issued the following statement after voting to repeal Obamacare:
"The Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as Obamacare, represents a federal takeover of our health care system. As its critics predicted, it has not improved access to health care. It has, however, forced many Americans to purchase policies they do not want or need at higher premiums. The effort to fully repeal it must continue. I appreciate the leadership of Congressman Bradley Byrne in continuing this effort.
The bill we passed today would fully repeal Obamacare and instruct the Congress to replace it with common sense solutions. We need a health care plan that allows market competition between health insurance providers that will result in more choices for plans and at lower costs. I hope the Senate will take up this legislation and send it to the President."