WASHINGTON –Congressman John Fleming, M.D. released the following statement after voting for the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act, which eliminates federal funding for Planned Parenthood, repeals the individual and employer mandates, repeals the medical device and “Cadillac” tax, and reduces the deficit by over $500 billion.
“Since its implementation, Obamacare has been bad medicine for our country, causing rising premiums and restricting access to care. In addition, it is unacceptable that taxpayers continue to fund the abortion giant, Planned Parenthood, which was caught red-handed harvesting baby parts to increase its revenue stream.
“Today’s vote is monumental. Congress has done its part to repeal Obamacare through the budget reconciliation process. The reconciliation bill unravels major portions of Obamacare, and for the first time in history, a bill to repeal it will land on the President desk. Repealing this law is the first step in getting America’s healthcare back on the right track.
“While we can predict what the President will do, today’s vote will require him to squarely face his failed policies and explain to the American people whether he will continue to replace personalized care with an expensive, disruptive, government-run system, or whether he will do the right thing and sign the bill into law. This should be a clear and easy choice, Mr. President.”
Dr. John Fleming is Chairman of the Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans and is a member of the House Armed Services Committee. He is a physician and small business owner and represents the 4th Congressional District of Louisiana.