03.23.16

Senator David Perdue Statement on Obamacare Anniversary

Now more than ever, people want to make their own health care decisions based on their needs, not government requirements

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement regarding the sixth anniversary of Obamacare and the need to fully repeal and replace the flawed law with common-sense health care solutions that would empower patients, not Washington bureaucrats: 

“It has been six years since Washington took over our health care system – one-sixth of our nation’s economy – and the results have been disastrous for individuals and families across the country. Americans have seen their insurance plans cancelled, have lost access to their preferred doctors, and are paying higher premiums and deductibles. Now more than ever, people want to make their own health care decisions based on their needs, not government requirements. It is time to finally get rid of President Obama’s failed health care law and replace it with a common-sense solution that increases accessibility, transportability, and insurability for all.” 

In February, Senator Perdue and Senator John McCain (R-AZ) introduced the Empowering Patients First Act, companion legislation to a bill introduced in the House of Representatives by Congressman Tom Price (R-GA-06), to fully repeal and replace Obamacare with common-sense solutions that put patients back in charge of their health care decisions.