“YES” on Full Repeal of Obamacare (H.R. 596)

On Tuesday, the House will vote on a bill to repeal Obamacare in its entirety (H.R. 596).  Reaffirming support for full repeal of Obamacare is important, but not sufficient.  Tuesday’s vote is the beginning of a multi-month effort that should culminate with the House and Senate using the reconciliation process to send a bill that fully repeals Obamacare to the President’s desk.

The Heritage Foundation’s Alyene Senger lists five reasons to repeal Obamacare:

  1. Obamacare creates $1.8 trillion in new health care spending and uses cuts to Medicare spending to help pay for some of it.
  2. Millions of Americans already have lost, and more likely will lose, their coverage because of Obamacare.
  3. Many Americans have not been able to keep their doctors as insurers try to offset the added costs of Obamacare by limiting the number of providers in their networks.
  4. In spite of the president’s now-infamous promise, the law increases the cost of health coverage.
  5. Obamacare contains 18 separate tax increases, fees and penalties.

Heritage also notes “Obamacare has made yet another problem worse—creating a government exchange that is less competitive than the prior individual market.”

Heritage Action supports H.R 596 and will include it as a key vote on our scorecard.

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