Daines Upholds Promise to Montanans to Repeal Obamacare

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator Steve Daines today hailed the passage of legislation that repeals the President’s failed health care law and puts states on a glide path toward creating locally driven health care solutions, upholding the promise Daines made to Montanans to continue fighting to repeal Obamacare.

“Last year, when I decided to run for Montana’s open Senate seat, I promised the people of Montana that I would work tirelessly to repeal Obamacare. Today, I upheld that promise and voted to repeal President Obama’s broken health care law,” Daines stated. “President Obama will now have to decide whether to put the American people first, or if he’ll continue imposing fines and substandard care on the hardworking people of this country. If the President rejects the will of the American people and vetoes this bill, I will continue working to protect Montanans from rising health care costs.

Passage of this legislation marks the first time an Obamacare repeal bill will be on President Obama’s desk for his signature. 

Yesterday, Daines took to the Senate floor to outline the path forward to repeal the President’s failed health care law and create patient-centered solutions that protect Montanans’ access to their doctors and the health care plans they want.

“This bill dismantles President Obama’s bungled health care law. It also puts states on a glide path away from Obamacare,” Daines stated. “It will build a bridge to replace this broken law with state-led solutions that put patients back in the center of the health care equation and return health care decisions to Americans and their doctors, and away from federal bureaucrats.”

Daines has long been an outspoken critic of the bungled health care law. On November 11, 2015, Daines delivered the Weekly Republican Address on the Senate’s vote to repeal the President’s unpopular health care law and work to replace Obamacare with state-led solutions that put patients back in the center of the health equation.

For 2016, more than 40,000 Montanans purchasing health insurance through the Obamacare exchange will face double-digit rate increases for their health insurance. The average increase across such plans range between 22 percent and 34 percent across all insurance companies.