U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) applauded action by the House today to pass legislation fully repealing ObamaCare. Allen was a cosponsor of the measure, H.R. 596, which the House approved with a vote of 239-186. The legislation fully repeals ObamaCare while also directing the chairmen of relevant committees in the House to craft alternative solutions to strengthen the nation’s health care system that foster growth, lower premiums and empower patients with more choices.
Allen issued the following statement upon the bill’s passage:
“From skyrocketing premiums to canceled health plans and lost access to their doctors, Georgians across the 12th district have felt the devastating effects of ObamaCare. Its burdens on small businesses continue to destroy jobs and have cut the hours and paychecks of millions of hardworking Americans. Simply put, ObamaCare is an unworkable law that is wrong for Americans and disastrous for our economy. I’m proud to act on behalf of my constituents who overwhelmingly oppose this law by supporting its full repeal. Importantly, the legislation passed by the House today allows Congress the opportunity to work on commonsense, patient-centered solutions to improve our health care system. We need reforms that truly lower the cost of care while enhancing competition and putting the American people back in charge of their health care decisions.”