Congressman Kevin Yoder

Representing the 3rd District of KANSAS
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VIDEO: Rep. Yoder Votes to Repeal Core Obamacare Provisions, Reinvest Taxpayer Dollars in Women’s Health Centers

Jan 6, 2016
Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Representative Kevin Yoder (R-KS) voted for H.R. 3762, the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act, which passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 240-181. The vote marks the first time since the passage of the Affordable Care Act that Congress is sending a repeal bill to President Obama’s desk.

Before voting in favor of H.R. 3762, Representative Yoder made the following remarks on the floor of the House of Representatives:

“In 2010, Congress silenced the voices of a majority of hardworking Americans, ran roughshod over the House Minority, and jammed a bill through Congress that put a wet blanket of mandates, regulations, taxes, and penalties on patients, doctors, hospitals, and small businesses, driving up the cost of insurance and health care for most Americans.

“Longer lines, less access, less innovation, and higher costs have been the hallmark of this bloated, bureaucratic nightmare. Today the House will give a voice to those who had this law and this expense thrust upon them. It’s time to repeal and replace Obamacare and move forward in a bipartisan fashion, passing legislation that will put patients back in control of their health care decisions and focus on competition and quality of care by reforming our tort litigation system and investing in innovation and research at NIH, curing diseases, and reducing health care costs.

“The House will also defund organizations that engage in the horrific and sad process of dissecting and harvesting aborted baby organs and reinvest that money in organizations that are truly focused on women’s health care.

“By placing this bill on the President’s desk, we’ve given a voice to the defenseless and we’ve focused on a better future of health care for every American.”

For a video of the remarks, click here.