Wicker Votes to Maintain State Waivers for Obamacare Mandates

Senate Democrats Attempt to Raise Health-Care Prices, Limit Consumer Choice

October 30, 2019

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., today voted against a Congressional Review Act resolution that would have overturned President Donald J. Trump’s guidance giving states more flexibility to offer affordable health insurance options while maintaining protections for those with preexisting conditions.

“State waivers for Obamacare’s mandates have proven effective in lowering health-care costs and expanding coverage options,” Wicker said. “Passage of this disapproval resolution would have reversed these positive reforms and made coverage less accessible to millions of Americans. I will continue working with my colleagues and the Trump administration to protect those with preexisting conditions and to make quality, affordable health insurance available to more of our fellow citizens.”