Barr Votes to Repeal Obamacare, Defund Planned Parenthood

Repeal legislation heads to the President’s desk for the first time.

January 6, 2016

Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY) today voted for H.R. 3762, the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act.  The legislation repeals the most damaging Obamacare mandates and taxes, and denies funding for Planned Parenthood of America through the budget reconciliation process, which is not subject to a Senate filibuster.

“As promised, the House and Senate have now put a bill to repeal Obamacare and defund Planned Parenthood on the President’s desk,” said Congressman Barr.  “President Obama now has a choice.  He can either relieve the American people of the burdens, mandates, and tax increases of Obamacare and stop supporting the barbaric practices of Planned Parenthood with our tax dollars.  Otherwise he must accept responsibility for the continued failures and hardships created by Obamacare and the actions of Planned Parenthood.  Either way, I will continue to fight for the people who have been hurt by Obamacare and who are the innocent victims of abortion.”

According to the Congressional Budget Office, H.R. 3762 would reduce the federal deficit by $516 billion over 10 years. 

Congressman Barr is an original cosponsor of the American Health Care Reform Act which would repeal Obamacare and implement a number of reforms to expand access to care by encouraging competition, portability, and innovation.  The legislation includes Congressman Barr’s Saving Lives, Saving Costs Act which would lower health care costs by preventing defensive medicine and encourage physicians to practice medicine according to clinical practice guidelines.