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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

Abraham urges Senate to pass Bill Cassidy's health care plan

September 19, 2017
Press Release
Senator's plan last chance to end Obamacare as we know it

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today urged the Senate to pass Sen. Bill Cassidy's health care plan.

"When Senate leadership threw in the towel and gave up on repealing Obamacare, Louisiana’s senior senator Bill Cassidy kept pushing, and I applaud his efforts to remove Washington from my exam room. His plan repeals nearly $1 trillion in taxes, which paves the way for true tax reform. It gives money back to the states to construct health care plans that work for their patients, scrapping the one-size-fits-all Obamacare mandate. It defunds Planned Parenthood. Passing this bill would allow the House to possibly strengthen it even further.

"Let’s be clear: This is our last opportunity to end Obamacare as we know it. While Democrats are debating whether to keep the failed status quo or adopt a socialist single-payer government takeover of health care, Bill Cassidy and I are doing what we can to provide patients with choices in their health care. Sen. Cassidy’s plan takes a great leap forward from what we’ve got now, and I hope the Senate adopts his plan," Dr. Abraham said.

Dr. Abraham has practiced family medicine in rural Louisiana for more than 20 years. He has seen how ineffective Obamacare is and has voted repeatedly to repeal it.