Today, the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on H.R. 6079, The Repeal of Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, to repeal the massive 2010 health care overhaul most commonly known as Obamacare.
Because this will be the first health care vote since the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the law, and is only the second time that the House will have voted on full repeal, today’s vote is an important one.
The Supreme Court made it clear. Obamacare is a massive tax increase on top of countless mandates and regulations that will harm our economy’s ability to recover by raising health care costs, undermining much needed job creation, and jeopardizing Americans’ current employer-provided health care plans.
Americans need a plan that will achieve what was once the primary objective of health care reform: to bend the cost curve down.
This law is fundamentally flawed and unworkable. What we need is a fresh start.
That starts with repeal of Obamacare.