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Ken Buck Supports a New Direction in Healthcare

January 6, 2016
Press Release

For Immediate Release 

Contact: Kyle Huwa, 202-225-4676


Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Ken Buck voted for a new direction in healthcare and to defund Planned Parenthood by supporting H.R. 3762, the reconciliation bill. The bill repeals major portions of Obamacare, including premium subsidies, tax credits, Medicaid expansion, individual and employer mandates, reinsurance programs, and risk corridors. The unpopular medical device and health insurance tax will also be repealed. Additionally, the legislation ends taxpayer support of all elective abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood. These funds are instead redirected to community health centers.

“We promised America that we’d repeal Obamacare,” Congressman Buck stated. “Americans deserve better, and I believe there are many good market-oriented alternatives.”

“This legislation will also defund elective abortion providers,” Congressman Buck continued. “President Obama will have to decide whether or not to continue to use tax dollars to subsidize the abortion of unborn children.”

The reconciliation bill will now go to President Obama for his consideration. 

Rep. Ken Buck (CO-04) is the Freshman Class President. He serves on the House Judiciary Committee and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.  He serves on the OGR Subcommittees on Government Operations and the Interior and is a member of the Judiciary Subcommittees on Immigration and Border Security and Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations.

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