Wicker Statement on Obamacare Repeal

May 4, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., today made the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare. The bill, titled the “American Health Care Act,” was approved by a vote of 217-213.

“Americans know that Obamacare isn’t working. Otherwise, we wouldn’t be having these conversations. Insurers are dropping out of the exchanges, and soaring premiums are unsustainable. To allow a broken law to continue wreaking havoc on Americans’ lives is not a solution.

“The bill passed by the House today is an acknowledgement that we are committed to doing better.  It is not the end of the conversation by any means. The Senate has yet to debate the bill and make changes, but House passage sends a signal that we are prepared to act on behalf of the American people, who deserve health-care reform that produces real benefits in their lives.”