Obamacare Repeal Vote A Promise Kept to the American People

I spoke on the floor yesterday about the disastrous effects the President’s health care law has had for Texans, and the bill to repeal Obamacare being considered by the Senate this week. The bottom line is that Obamacare has left the American people paying more for their medical needs while reducing access and weakening coverage. The people I work for back home are adamant that they want this to stop. And so that's the vote we will have tomorrow, to stop this huge government overreach that does not serve the interests of the people who, presumably, it was designed to protect.

Last month I received even more letters from my constituents who are exasperated about their health care plans.

One constituent wrote saying, ‘We were happy with our insurance, but we couldn't keep it. We were happy with our doctors, but we didn't get to keep them.’ This same constituent said, "Our plans to retire early have been sidetracked by the unaffordable cost of healthcare."

I've also heard from other folks back home who are forced to spend countless hours of time and energy researching new plans because their previous insurance was canceled.

With the increasing reports from across the country about how Obamacare is hurting American families, there should be no doubt about this vote, although I predict… all of our Democratic friends who supported Obamacare are sticking with it to the very end.

The American people have made pretty crystal clear, last November in particular when they put Republican majorities in both Chambers of Congress, that they want us to do something about this ill-advised law… And I look forward to delivering on our promise to vote to repeal Obamacare.

By repealing Obamacare, we can craft a better way to provide healthcare options that actually work for every American at an affordable price. I look forward to getting this bill passed and hopefully providing relief to millions of Americans who are burdened by Obamacare.


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