Yoho Votes for Obamacare Repeal Resolution
Washington, D.C. –Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL) voted in favor of the FY 2017 Budget Resolution. The resolution provides reconciliation instructions to facilitate action on the repeal of Obamacare. The resolution instructs certain authorizing committees to report legislation to their respective Budget Committee by January 27, 2017. Congressman Yoho released the following statement after his vote:
“When I first came to Congress in 2012, I made a promise to replace Obamacare with a more doctor-patient-centered health care system. Today, I, along with my colleagues in the House, took the first step in making that promise a reality.
“Six years after its enactment, Obamacare – the Affordable Care Act (ACA) - has given Americans skyrocketing premiums, soaring deductibles, loss of their preferred doctor and plan, and few options. Insurers are withdrawing from markets across the country, leaving many families with fewer choices and less access to care than they had before. This is the complete opposite of what the law promised. This law has been a failure and is collapsing under its own weight.
“We live in a free Constitutional Republic where everyone can choose the life they want for themselves and their families. This includes health care. The repeal of the ACA prevents the Federal Government from mandating how we live our lives and overseeing what health care we can and cannot have. No more can they fine you for not doing what they dictate. This repeal and replacement will benefit all Americans and is a win for personal liberty.
“From this point forward, House Republicans are going to fulfill the promise to replace this disastrous law with patient-centered health care. Health care that increases access to quality care, focuses on lowering costs, and gives the American people more power in their health care decisions.”