I firmly believe that Congress should be doing everything to relieve American families and businesses from Obamacare’s burdens and excessive mandates, a stance that I have maintained since coming to Congress. This is why I have consistently voted to stop Obamacare at every opportunity. The House has also voted to repeal Obamacare more than 60 times since it became law.
I have also supported the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015 which would effectively repeal Obamacare by:
- Eliminating the law’s mandate on individuals and small businesses
- Repealing the tax on medical devices, the so-called Cadillac tax, a 40% excise tax on high value employer health insurance
- Repealing the “risk corridors” program and more than 30 other problematic provisions that have skyrocketed insurance premiums and unnecessarily burdened individuals, small businesses, and health care providers
Until the budget reconciliation bill, Senate Democrats have successfully blocked our efforts to repeal Obamacare for five years. This bill has finally forced President Obama to confront the failures of Obamacare head on. More importantly, it cleared the path to be able to repeal this law with a Republican president in 2017 and replacing it with a truly patient centered health care system.
I have kept my promise to fight Obamacare at every stop, a fact that my voting record verifies. I will never back down from a fight to make quality healthcare attainable and affordable for Northeast Georgians.