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McCollum Supports ObamaCare, Rejects GOP Attempt to Undermine Access to Health Care for Millions of Americans

July 17, 2013
Press Release

For Immediate Release:  July 17, 2013                                         
Contact:  Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

Washington, DC – Today, House Republicans again moved forward with legislation to undermine the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) – the 38th time they have proposed to repeal, delay or defund ObamaCare.  The so-called “Fairness for American Families Act” (H.R. 2668) would delay the implementation of the individual responsibility requirement, raise health insurance premiums, and make affordable coverage for 129 million Americans with pre-existing conditions impossible. H.R. 2668 is another in a series of anti-ObamaCare obstructionist GOP bills that have no chance of becoming law.

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) strongly opposes the legislation. She issued the following statement as the bill was debated on the House floor:

“American families want serious legislation to address our country’s challenges, but House Republicans only offer political games and gimmicks.  Health care should be a right for all Americans.  Republicans will vote for the 38th time to deny health care coverage to tens of millions of our fellow citizens.”

“Congress should be working to successfully implement health reform rather than wasting the American people’s time by having yet another partisan vote to undermine access to affordable health care.”

Congresswoman Betty McCollum is a member of the House Appropriations Committee and is Co-Chair of the Congressional Native American Caucus.

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