Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Mimi Walters (CA-45) today spoke on the House floor in support of H.R. 596, the House bill to repeal Obamacare. H.R. 596 passed in the U.S. House and now awaits consideration by the U.S. Senate. A transcript of Rep. Walters’ remarks can be found below:
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Said Rep. Mimi Walters, “Mister Speaker, over four years ago, Obamacare was signed into law and sold to the American people on numerous false promises.
“Americans were promised that premiums for a typical family would go down. The President told Americans that if you like your health care plan you can keep it, and if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor. However, that was not true, and now many Americans are grappling with a very different reality.
“As a result of Obamacare, millions of Americans have seen their healthcare plans cancelled; families are finding that they may not get to keep the doctor they like; and premiums in the individual market are increasing by 41% in the average state.
“Mister Speaker, the American people deserve better.
“Instead of putting the federal government in the driver’s seat of our nation’s healthcare decisions, we need solutions that will protect the doctor-patient relationship, foster economic growth, and empower patients by giving them the choice and control.
“Today, I’m pleased to stand in support of H.R. 596 – legislation that would not only repeal Obamacare; but would instruct the House to come forward with a patient-centered, free-market alternative.
“Mister Speaker, I yield back the balance of my time.”