Senator Ted Cruz: Congress, it’s time to keep your promise to repeal and replace ObamaCare
Republicans in Congress failed last year to repeal and replace ObamaCare and millions of Americans are suffering under skyrocketing premiums and health insurance costs. Senator Ted Cruz wants to kickstart a bill that starts small and builds up allowing the American people to break free from overbearing premiums.
Cruz is committed to the issue because he thinks the Republican Party needs to use the repeal-and-replace bill as a “last reconciliation” before the midterm elections in November. Cruz aims to get a bill passed with just 51 votes, getting around a Democratic filibuster.
Getting rid of Obamacare’s individual mandate was a great victory en route to repealing the law, he said, but it’s not enough.
“Since most of Obamacare remains the law, millions of Americans continue to suffer under Obamacare’s framework, with soaring health insurance costs and reduced choices. Many find that their health premiums cost more than their monthly housing costs,” said Marie Fishpaw, director of domestic policy at The Heritage Foundation. “It’s imperative that Congress undo Obamacare’s damage and ensure Americans have better choices for coverage options at more affordable prices.”
Republicans have made the repeal and replacement of Obamacare a key campaign promise to voters for seven years now, Cruz said.
Cruz said the way to kick-start such a bill would be to begin by lowering premiums.
Republicans have made the repeal and replacement of disastrous ObamaCare a key campaign promise for 7 years now. It’s time that they follow through on their promises and fight to end ObamaCare before midterm elections.