Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks offered the following statement today after voting for a full repeal of Obamacare:
"The President's health care law is bad for hard working Americans and our economy. It lowers the quality of care across the board with more tax increases that simply fund more government with bigger bureaucracies. Across the nation, it unfairly targets some of our most vulnerable citizens by putting Medicare at risk for seniors and drastically raising premiums on young people entering the job market. For all of these reasons and many more, I proudly cast a vote in favor of a full repeal today.
However, we must do more than simply roll back this failed policy. We must present a better path forward empowering individuals without insurance to find health care solutions that meet their needs. Our own state has extended new and better care to thousands of Hoosiers through innovative consumer-directed insurance programs. This patient-driven model should be our inspiration moving forward. The patient-physician relationship should always be the center of health care decisions."
House Resolution 45 repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010. The House passed the measure this evening.