Congressman Pete Olson

Representing the 22nd District of Texas


May 17, 2013
Press Release

Washington, DC– Rep.  Pete Olson (TX-22) today issued the following statement after the House passed a full repeal of Obamacare:

“Today, the House voted for the third time in 2 years to fully repeal Obamacare. This law moves America’s health care system in the wrong direction, transferring decisions about your family’s health care from you to Washington bureaucrats.  This law is increasing the cost of health insurance, reducing access to care, and making it harder for small businesses to hire new workers. The federal government should not be interfering with your ability to decide what doctors to see and how to spend family health care dollars.  That’s why the majority of Americans continue to oppose the new law and that's why I will continue to push for a full repeal of this bad law.

“Obamacare creates unprecedented mandates, new taxes, expensive entitlement expansions, and adds unworkable and costly insurance provisions.  Equally importantly, this law fails to address the rising costs that place quality health care out of reach for many Americans.

“Republicans have offered alternatives every step of the way to increase the number of Americans with access to health care while allowing those who are satisfied with their health care coverage to keep it. Reforming health care is an issue that affects every single American and something that should be done in a bipartisan, open and logical manner.”

The President has signed into law seven different bills that repeal parts of Obamacare. This bill passed in the House by a vote of 229 to 195.

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Media Contact: Melissa Kelly