Submitted by Rep. Ander Crenshaw’s Office
WASHINGTON, DC – Following through on his commitment to help enact efficient, effective health care reforms that do not hurt our economy, Congressman Ander Crenshaw today (1/20) voted to replace ObamaCare with common-sense reforms. The vote follows Wednesday’s (1/19) action where the U.S. House of Representatives voted, with Crenshaw’s support, to repeal the nation’s new health care law.
“Congress is leading be example, fulfilling its pledge to repeal ObamaCare and replace it with policies that make sense for all Americans,” said Crenshaw. “I’m proud to take votes that mean we’ve listened to our constituents and are acting on their behalf to repeal and replace this flawed law.”
“Floridians did not ask for more taxes, fewer jobs, and more mandates that only weaken our economy and eliminate jobs,” Crenshaw continued. “They did ask for health care that costs less. They did want to choose their own doctors and get the treatment need when they need it. And, they wanted to be in charge of their health care decisions, not the federal government. We are getting down to work right away.”
H. Res. 9, which passed the House of Thursday (1/20), provides instructions for the Committee on Education and the Workforce, the Committee on Energy and Commerce, the Committee on the Judiciary, and the Committee on Ways and Means, to each develop replacements to the health care law that would:
- Foster economic growth and private sector job creation by eliminating job-destroying policies and regulations;
- Lower health care premiums through increased competition and choice;
- Preserve a patient’s ability to keep his or her health plan if he or she likes it;
- Provide people with pre-existing conditions access to affordable health coverage;
- Reform the medical liability system to reduce unnecessary and wasteful health care spending;
- Increase the number of insured Americans;
- Protect the doctor-patient relationship;
- Provide the States greater flexibility to administer Medicaid programs;
- Expand incentives to encourage personal responsibility for health care coverage and costs;
- Eliminate duplicative government programs and wasteful spending; or,
do not accelerate the insolvency of entitlement programs or increase the tax burden on Americans.