U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady, (R-TX) released the following statement on the passage of H.R. 3762. The Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015, which dismantles the key pillars of Obamacare and defunds Planned Parenthood for one year. The budget bill was developed by several committees, including the Ways and Means Committee chaired by Congressman Brady.
“Too many families and local businesses are being hurt by ObamaCare, and too many innocent lives are lost at the hands of Planned Parenthood. After years of fighting to stop the Affordable Care Act and stop the gruesome practices at Planned Parenthood, the House is delivering legislation to the President’s desk that achieves both.
Let President Obama, with his veto pen, defend his unpopular and expensive health care plan that millions of Americans don’t want and can’t afford. By defending Planned Parenthood, let him stand on the wrong side of history by defending gruesome and unethical medical practices that many Americans find abhorrent. We will fight to override his veto, because using our constitutional power to change bad laws is never wasted when we are fighting for principles my constituents believe in.”
Background: H.R. 3762, as passed by the Senate on December 3rd, 2015, meets reconciliation instructions, dismantles Obamacare, prohibits federal funding for particular abortion providers, such as Planned Parenthood, and invests in women’s healthcare. The Senate amendment expanded the scope of the House-passed reconciliation bill. In addition to the House repeal provisions, the Senate amendment repeals the Obamacare coverage subsidies, tax credits, and the Medicaid expansion in 2018, and repeals the majority of the Obamacare taxes in 2016.