U.S. House Votes to Repeal Obamacare
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer voted with the U.S. House of Representatives to repeal the Affordable Care Act in its entirety, and pave the way for better solutions to reform health care in the United States. H.R. 596, cosponsored by Cramer, would repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and the health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 effective 180 days after enactment.
“Today’s vote sets the stage for the new U.S. Senate to join us in a vote of no confidence in the President’s health care legislation, which has failed the American people by increasing their premiums and canceling their plans. Now we must go about the business of creating solutions which will actually make our healthcare system respond to the needs of people,” said Cramer.
Since his election to Congress, Cramer has supported multiple legislative solutions to repeal, replace, or fix portions of Obamacare. Most recently, Cramer voted to protect military veterans and emergency service volunteers from being subjected to the employer mandate contained in Obamacare. The Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act, which passed the U.S. House on January 12, would ensure volunteer hours logged by these individuals would not count toward assessing noncompliance penalties on community fire departments and emergency medical service providers. The Hire More Heroes Act, which passed the U.S. House on January 6, amends the IRS to permit employers to prevent veterans who already receive health insurance through the VA or TRICARE from being subjected to the Obamacare employer mandate.