WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator Steve Daines today hailed the House of Representative’s passage of legislation that repeals Obamacare, puts states on a glide path toward creating locally driven health care solutions and reduces the deficit by $516 billion over 10 years.
“Today marks the first time an Obamacare repeal bill will be on President Obama’s desk for his signature,” Daines stated. “I commend my colleagues in the House for joining me in standing up for the American people and fighting to protect hardworking families from rising health care costs, senseless fines and substandard care. It’s now up to President Obama to decide whether he’ll put the American people first and drop his veto threat, or if he’ll continue making excuses for his costly, failed health care law. I will continue working to protect Montanans from rising health care costs and to move forward health care solutions that work for Montanans.”
The House of Representatives today joined the Senate in passing legislation to repeal Obamacare. The Senate passed the bill on December 3, 2015.
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 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.