Barletta Statement on First Procedural Step toward Obamacare Repeal

Jan 13, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Lou Barletta (PA-11) today voted in favor of S. Con. Res.3, the Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Resolution, which includes the first procedural steps necessary to effect the repeal and replacement of Obamacare.  The bill passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 227-to-198.  It has already passed the Senate.

Barletta issued the following statement:

“I supported the resolution because it represents the first procedural step toward repealing and replacing Obamacare.  The monstrosity of a health care law never lived up to its promises: people were thrown off their preferred plans; they lost access to their favorite doctors; and their premiums and deductibles skyrocketed.  Obamacare was a mess created without a single Republican vote in the first place and in no way represented a consensus approach to fixing our health care system.  There can be no mistake: Obamacare was on the ballot in November, and the voters said they wanted a change.

“I will be watching closely as this process continues, because as we move toward a full repeal of Obamacare, we must have replacement plans ready to go without delay in between.  This cannot be a rerun of the infamous ‘we have to pass the bill to see what’s in it’ fiasco.  We must have a functional replacement so that no one falls through the cracks.”