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Hice Votes to Override the Veto

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Washington, February 2, 2016 | comments

WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, the United States House of Representatives held a vote to override President Obama’s veto of H.R. 3762, the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015. Congressman Hice released the following statement in response to the effort to override the President’s veto:

“The President denied the will of the American people when he vetoed H.R. 3762, the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015. I understand that the President is proud of his signature healthcare law, but pride should never prevent the President from working with Congress to do what is best for the American people.

The Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act would reduce our growing deficit by $516 billion, do away with the individual mandate, and dismantle the employer mandate. Additionally, in the wake of the horrific Planned Parenthood videos, this legislation would place a moratorium on funding for Planned Parenthood for one year and redirect those funds to Community Health Center Programs that offer comprehensive women’s healthcare.

The President made many promises about Obamacare, including the assurance that health insurance premiums would decrease in cost. However, last year premiums in Georgia increased by 38% on average. While the President has broken many of his promises about Obamacare, I am pleased that the House made good on our promise to send repeal legislation to President Obama’s desk.

My colleagues and I will continue to fight for patient-centered healthcare solutions that truly benefit the American people. It is my hope that with new leadership in the White House we will replace Obamacare once and for all.”

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