Rep. Joe Barton (R-Ennis/Arlington), a leader in the fight against the government takeover of the healthcare system, released the following statement after voting for H.R. 596, a bill that will repeal ObamaCare. It passed the House of Representatives Tuesday.
"ObamaCare continues to hurt millions of the people that it was allegedly supposed to help. This law has negatively changed the landscape of healthcare in our country. It should be about the private and personal relationship between a patient and a doctor, instead this law turns it into a complicated web of regulations and laws that now involves government boards and the IRS.
"Healthcare coverage should be built on market based reforms that will actually lower costs, expand access to quality care, and protect jobs. I want every American to have access to affordable health care. I believe we can accomplish that goal by giving people more choices, not forcing government mandates on them.
"I hope that the Senate and the President will pay attention to this vote because it represents the will of the people in my district and majority nationwide."