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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

Abraham votes to repeal Obamacare, defund Planned Parenthood

January 6, 2016
In The News

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, voted Wednesday to repeal Obamacare and to defund the abortion provider Planned Parenthood.

The Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act will also reduce the deficit by $516 billion, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

Wednesday’s vote marks the first time that a bill to repeal Obamacare will reach the President’s desk after previous legislation stalled due to filibusters from Democrats in the Senate. Republicans in both chambers used a measure called reconciliation to avoid the filibuster in order to pass the bill so that the President would be forced to defend his failed policies.

“As a family doctor, I’ve seen the horrors of Obamacare firsthand at my clinic. It’s disastrous policy that not only puts Washington between patients and their doctors, but it has also resulted in double-digit premium increases, more mandates and additional taxes. Repealing this law is a critical step toward implementing new policies that prioritize the patients, not bureaucrats,” Dr. Abraham said.

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