Rep. Mia Love votes to repeal Obamacare

Rep. Mia Love joined the majority of the U.S. House of Representatives, who voted to pass the American Health Care Act (ACHA).  After the vote, Rep. Love released the following statement:

“Today I kept my promise to Utah’s 4th District by voting to repeal and replace Obamacare with a viable alternative.

“Passage of the American Health Care Act (H.R. 1628) comes at a crucial time, as Americans continue to face increasing premiums and fewer choices. One third of US counties have only one insurance provider. And several insurers are looking to withdraw from the exchanges, leaving Americans who buy their own insurance without options.  Maintaining the status quo is unacceptable. The AHCA puts patients in charge of their health decisions and doesn’t require people to buy insurance.

“This legislation provides many levels of protection for those with pre-existing conditions, while giving states greater flexibility to lower premiums and stabilize the insurance market. Women’s access to health services will be expanded by directing money to community health centers.

“Utahns, not the federal government, should decide what is best for them and their healthcare.

“This is a first step.  I am committed to achieving a 21st century healthcare system that lowers costs, improves access and increases quality for Americans.”