Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mimi Walters (CA-45) today released the following statement after voting in support of H.R. 3762, the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015, which would repeal Obamacare and defund Planned Parenthood. H.R. 3762 passed in the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 240-181 and now heads to the President’s desk. This is the first time an Obamacare repeal bill has reached the President’s desk.
Said Rep. Mimi Walters, “The passage of this bill marks a monumental moment for the American people and serves as an important step in holding the President accountable for his costly and ineffective healthcare law. Hard-working Americans have suffered under Obamacare through: higher premiums, cancelled health care plans, and decreased access to care. Unsurprisingly, Obamacare is filled with broken promises, such as “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor” – when in reality, many Americans have lost access to their long-time, trusted family physicians. Since Obamacare’s passage, Congress has been working vigorously to roll back this disastrous law and replace it with common-sense, patient-centered solutions. 2016 marks a new year – and this is just the start of House Republicans’ efforts to provide relief to the American people and put forward bold solutions that will help individuals and families achieve the American dream.”
Walters represents California’s 45th District and sits on the House Transportation and Infrastructure and Judiciary Committees.