(Washington, D.C.) - Congressman Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (Ga-01) voted today to send an Obamacare repeal bill to the President’s desk for the first time ever. Carter voted in support of the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act which was passed in the United States House of Representatives today. The Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act repeals major provisions of Obamacare and eliminates federal funding for Planned Parenthood. According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the legislation will reduce the deficit by $516 billion over the 2016-2025 period.
“It is a proud day to finally get legislation to repeal the Obamacare train wreck on the President’s desk for the first time,” Carter said. “Now he must answer to the millions of Americans who have faced higher premiums and deductibles, lost their doctors, or had their policies cancelled completely. President Obama must also make a decision on whether he will do the moral thing and hold the criminals at Planned Parenthood accountable for the horrific acts exposed through recent videos. While I fear our president will ignore the call from both Republicans and Democrats to repeal this deeply flawed law while continuing to force this disaster that is destroying our healthcare system on Americans, I won’t stop this fight until Obamacare is gone and the free market is put back in our healthcare system. American families deserve better than Obamacare.”
The Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act builds upon the House-passed reconciliation bill to dismantle Obamacare by repealing the coverage subsidies, tax credits, and the Medicaid expansion provisions, effective in 2018, paving the way for patient-centered health care solutions. The legislation also repeals the vast majority of the Obamacare taxes in 2016 including the medical device tax, health insurance tax, medicine cabinet tax and others while ending the individual mandate and employer mandate penalties immediately.