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House Passes Bachmann's Bill to Repeal Obamacare
Washington, D.C. -- Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 45, a bill to repeal Obamacare, by a vote of 229-195. Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (MN-06), the sponsor of this legislation, provided the issued statement:
“We all want to see a healthy and vibrant nation in which all Americans have access to the best health care system the world has to offer. But that doesn’t come with a 2,800 page monstrosity full of taxes, fees and thousands of new regulations. It is a childhood adage that you don’t make promises you can’t keep. When this bill was rammed through Congress three years ago, supporters promised reduced premiums, a reduced deficit, thousands of jobs and coverage for those with pre-existing conditions. What we got was the exact opposite.
“As the implementation of Obamacare continues, it is growing increasingly clear just how disastrous a government takeover of the healthcare industry is for businesses and families. And with the recent news that the IRS, the agency tasked with enforcing Obamacare, has targeted groups based upon their political beliefs, there is more reason than ever to get rid of Obamacare. Under Obamacare, the average American will pay more, get less, and worry that big brother may punish them because of their beliefs. It’s time to repeal Obamacare and replace it with real free market solutions for healthcare.”
Click here for video of Congresswoman Bachmann's speech on the House floor in support of the repeal legislation. Bachmann, the Chair of the House Tea Party Caucus, has been a long-time advocate of repealing the President’s health care bill. Hours after passage, Bachmann introduced the first bill in the House of Representatives to repeal Obamacare in full.