House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the House passed a budget resolution to provide for reconciliation, the first procedural steps towards repealing Obamacare.
“Obamacare was the federal government’s best effort to ‘fix’ our health care system, and it failed. This week we’re fulfilling our promise to the American people and taking the first steps towards repealing Obamacare. We want to offer relief from the current health care system that is plagued by higher premiums and fewer choices, and puts unelected bureaucrats in between patients and their doctors. But let me be clear: No one who has coverage because of Obamacare today, will lose that coverage the day it’s repealed — we’re committed to a smooth and stable transition for those currently receiving care. Every American deserves a personalized, patient-centered health care system that is affordable, stable, and secure — health care that treats you like a human being, not a number. And that’s what we’re offering: a 21st Century health care system that puts patients back in the driver’s seat.”
NOTE: Earlier today, House Republicans took to the House Floor and highlighted Obamacare’s top three failures: premiums have gone up — not down; instead of lowered costs, health care prices went up; people have fewer choices than ever before.