Sullivan Keeps Promise to Alaskans: Obamacare Repeal Moves Forward


Date: Jan. 12, 2017
Location: Washington, DC

U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) today commented on the ObamaCare repeal resolution that passed the U.S. Senate earlier this evening with his support.

"Today the Senate took the first major step toward repealing the Affordable Care Act, keeping our promise to the American people," said Senator Sullivan. ""If you like your health care plan, you can keep it. If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor,' the President and those who supported ObamaCare told us in 2009. The law, they promised, "means more choice, more competition, lower costs for millions of Americans.'

"That has not proven to be true for millions across our country -- and Alaska is ground zero. With skyrocketing premiums and deductibles and one provider left in the exchange, our healthcare system is in a downward spiral. The Affordable Care Act is not affordable for thousands of Alaskans. Doing nothing is not an option.

"In this new Congress, I am committed to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle on an orderly transition that focuses on market oriented reforms that reduce the cost of healthcare without growing the size of government, and ultimately provides greater healthcare affordability and choice for Alaskans."