Washington, D.C. – Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) today voted for and the House passed a budget for fiscal year 2017 (S. Con. Res. 3), which unlocks a fast-track procedure known as “reconciliation” that Republicans will use to repeal Obamacare.
“This is a mission to rescue the families caught up in the death spiral that is Obamacare,” said Rep. Graves. “Georgia families are facing double-digit premium increases, fewer – if any – choices and deductibles so high it doesn’t even feel like they have insurance. That’s why we took the first step in repealing Obamacare this week.”
“It’s important to understand that repealing Obamacare doesn’t mean we’re pulling the rug out from under anyone,” Graves continued. “We’re going to get rid of the mandates and tax increases, while putting in place market-based policies that give people affordable choices, including those with pre-existing conditions, such as allowing insurance companies to sell their policies across state lines. Above all, our policies will put families and patients first.”