WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) issued the following statement today after the House passed H.R. 596, a bill to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, and for other purposes.
“For too long the American people have been hurt by the President’s disastrous health care law – they’ve seen their premiums skyrocket, they’ve lost their coverage, and they’ve lost the freedom to choose the plans that best fits their needs. Today House Republicans voted to pave the way for real, patient-centered health care reform, and to repeal a law that continues to harm Americans in every corner of this country. This is one of the many steps Republicans are taking to grow an Opportunity Economy, not Washington D.C.’s economy. To empower people, not bureaucrats. To put patient first, not the federal government. I continue my commitment to ensuring every American has access to quality and affordable health care, and I applaud Chairmen Upton, Ryan, and Kline for their united efforts in restoring meaningful health care options for the American people.”