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2010 Health Law Repeal to Finally Reach President’s Desk

Jaime Herrera Beutler votes to repeal failed health care law; repeal will save taxpayers up to $516 billion; clears the way for better patient-centered solutions that will lower health care costs for average Southwest Washington families

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Washington, DC, January 6, 2016 | comments
Today, Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler voted along with a majority of the U.S. House of Representatives to send a repeal of the President’s 2010 health care law to his desk – the first time Congress has successfully advanced a repeal of the Affordable Care Act through the U.S. House and Senate.
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Today, Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler voted along with a majority of the U.S. House of Representatives to send a repeal of the President’s 2010 health care law to his desk – the first time Congress has successfully advanced a repeal of the Affordable Care Act through the U.S. House and Senate.  

“The President made three promises to Americans with the passage of the Affordable Care Act: if you like your plan you can keep it, if you like your doctor you can keep her, and this law will lower premiums by up to $2,500 per year for the typical family. Five years later, we’ve seen that none of those promises have been kept, but I've kept my promise – to fight for access to quality, affordable health care. Repealing this broken promise is the first step to replacing it with patient-centered solutions that empower families and individuals to choose a plan and provider that meets their needs, and their pocketbooks. In addition, by undoing the costliest portions of the ACA, we would be saving taxpaying residents as much as $516 billion.”

For a list of solutions Jaime has supported to replace the ACA that would improve health care for Southwest Washington residents, click here.

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