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Crapo Renews Effort to Repeal Obamacare In New Congress

Washington, D.C.-Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, a long-time critic of the President's health care law, has joined a coalition of senators led by Ted Cruz (R-Texas) to introduce legislation to fully repeal Obamacare, officially known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and released the following statement:

"Millions of Americans, including thousands of Idahoans, have been pushed from their health insurance plans and preferred doctors by this Administration's signature piece of legislation, despite the President's repeated pledge to the contrary," said Crapo. "Americans have seen their taxes increase and felt the pinch of the rising out-of-pocket expenses as a result of Obamacare.  Each day seems to bring another piece of bad news regarding the expenses on Obamacare.  The law has proven itself unworkable, doubling-down on policies that fail to address the root cause of the soaring costs of health care and inefficiencies in the system.

"We must move away from the ill-conceived notion that government bureaucracy is the answer to our broken health care system and, instead, turn to real reforms that will result in truly affordable health care as well as improved access to quality care that Americans want and deserve without the failures that are inherent in Obamacare."

Crapo voted against passage of Obamacare in 2009 when it was being considered in the U.S. Senate, and has since sought to fully repeal, defund and scale back harmful provisions contained in the law.