Buddy Carter, U.S. House of Representatives, Georgia First District
I voted in support of the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act this week in an effort to dismantle Obamacare and defund abortion providers like Planned Parenthood. This legislation uses privileged status to overcome the efforts of some in the Senate to block these measures from reaching the President’s desk that have resounding support among the American people.
In addition to defunding abortion providers and investing in community health centers, H.R. 3762 repeals key sections of Obamacare such as the employer mandate, individual mandate, Independent Payment Advisory Board, medical device tax, and the “Cadillac Tax.”
For too long, efforts to repeal Obamacare have been blocked by obstructionists in the Senate. This legislation is critical to break this logjam and get these measures to the President’s desk for the first time. Obamacare is destroying the healthcare system that I proudly worked in for thirty years and I refuse to let that happen.
Additionally, it’s past time to end the flow of taxpayer dollars to a criminal enterprise like Planned Parenthood. While taxpayer dollars should never be used on abortions, the recent acts uncovered at Planned Parenthood tug at the very moral fabric of our nation. I strongly urge the President to swiftly sign this bill into law instead of continuing to protect these criminals.