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Herrera Beutler Votes to Restart Health Care Reform

Will Immediately Get To Work On Better Solutions

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Washington, January 19, 2011 | comments
Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler today voted to take the first step in restarting America’s health care reform by supporting the repeal of last year’s health care overhaul.

Herrera Beutler joined 244 of her Republican and Democrat colleagues in successfully passing the H.R. 2, the “Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act,” out of the U.S. House of Representatives. Tomorrow, the House will vote on a resolution instructing the relevant House Committees to report new health care reform legislation to replace last year’s health care bill.

Herrera Beutler released the following statement in response to Wednesday’s vote:

“Today’s vote marks an important first step in bringing affordable, quality health care to families in Southwest Washington and across America. This vote must only be the first step. Tomorrow morning our work begins on replacing last year’s overhaul with patient-centered solutions that will lower costs; solutions like the ability to purchase insurance across state lines, the expanded use of Health Savings Accounts, the end of junk lawsuits and the use of Small Business Health Plans. I urge my colleagues from both political parties to heed to voices of Americans who are asking for a better plan.”
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