House Takes First Steps Toward Repealing Obamacare

Americans deserve better than Obamacare’s many failures.

January 13, 2017

Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) today voted in favor of a budget resolution which sets the stage for Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. The same budget reconciliation process was used in 2016 to get repeal legislation to President Obama, who vetoed the bill.

“Obamacare did not fix our broken health care system, it made it worse,” said Congressman Barr.  “On behalf of the tens of thousands of Kentuckians who lost private insurance plans they liked, who have seen their premiums and deductibles skyrocket, and who have been forced into low-quality government plans they do not want, I am proud to vote for this legislation which lays the groundwork for repeal and replacement of this failed law.”

“The American people rightfully expect better, and a unified Republican government will move quickly to provide relief from Obamacare’s failures and to expand access to quality, affordable health care without growing government.”

This week, Congressman Barr spoke on the House Floor about Obamacare’s failures in Kentucky, as well as ideas to fix our health care system.  

Click here to view Congressman Barr’s full remarks.