Congressman Jim Bridenstine Votes for First Step in Repealing Obamacare

Press Release

Date: Jan. 13, 2017
Location: Washington, DC

Today, Congressman Jim Bridenstine joined 227 Members of the House to take the first step in repealing Obamacare. The bill starts the so-called "reconciliation" process for repealing Obamacare. The Senate passed this bill early Thursday, calling for committees to prepare the repeal legislation by January 27.

Obamacare has failed Oklahoma businesses and families. Premiums for Obamacare-compliant insurance plans skyrocketed in 2017. Premiums in Oklahoma increased over 70% on average while the national average was about 25%. Insurers have fled the exchanges all across America, and in Oklahoma only one carrier remains. Sooners are left with fewer options at higher costs.

Congressman Bridenstine said, "It's time for Republicans to deliver on their promises to fully repeal Obamacare."