Hatch Statement on Senate Vote to Repeal Obamacare

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) issued the following statement after the Senate voted on an amendment to repeal Obamacare:

“The fight to repeal Obamacare is not over. It’s regrettable Democrats yet again blocked efforts to repeal and replace this disastrous law. Right now, headlines across the nation are pointing to the law’s Achilles heel – its fundamental inability to reduce skyrocketing healthcare premiums. Because of this, we should use every opportunity moving forward to strike away at the law while working towards a place and time when we can repeal the law in its entirety and replace it with patient-centered reforms.”

Hatch is the coauthor of the Patient CARE Act, a legislative plan that repeals Obamacare and replaces it with cost-addressing measures, with Sen. Richard Burr and Rep. Fred Upton.  

Earlier this week, Hatch detailed why the failure of health law to address costs threatens the law’s long term viability in a CNN.com OpEd.