Putting patients, not politics, first

Washington D.C. — House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement following the House’s vote to override the President’s veto of the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Act, the first broad Obamacare repeal to reach President Obama’s desk:

“Today, the People’s House is once again standing with American families and patients by overriding President Obama’s veto of the people’s will. With our votes, we are upholding our commitment to the American people to put patients and families – not politics – first.

“Going forward, this country has a choice. We can continue on a road paved with President Obama’s failed, top-down, government-knows-best health care legacy, or we can pursue a health care system in the future that returns critical decisions back to patients and doctors, cures and beats diseases, and protects the most vulnerable among us. Americans want bold leadership to solve the country’s most pressing challenges, and the President’s veto shows he does not take that responsibility seriously.”

NOTE: President Obama vetoed the bicameral Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Act on January 8, 2016. More information on the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Act can be found here.