Olson Votes For Full Repeal of Obamacare


Date: Feb. 3, 2015
Location: Washington, DC

Rep. Pete Olson (R-Sugar Land) today issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 596, a full repeal of Obamacare:

"As we begin year two of life under Obamacare, I remain convinced that full repeal of this disastrous law is the best solution. This law moves America's health care system in the wrong direction, transferring decisions about your family's health care from you to Washington bureaucrats. This law is increasing the cost of health insurance, reducing access to care, and making it harder for small businesses to hire new workers. The federal government should protect your ability to decide what doctors to see and how to spend your family's health care dollars. That's why the majority of Americans continue to oppose the new law and that's why I will continue to push for a full repeal of this bad law.

"Republicans have offered alternatives every step of the way to increase the number of Americans with access to health care while allowing those who are satisfied with their health care coverage to keep it. Reforming health care is an issue that affects every single American and something that should be done in a bipartisan, open and logical manner."

This bill passed in the House by a vote of 239 to 186.