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Latta statement on Obamacare repeal vote

WASHINGTON- Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) made the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2, the "Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act."

“Over the past two years, a majority of Americans have made it clear that they opposed the Democrats’ plan for the government takeover of our nation’s health care system. They opposed the non-transparent process under which it was passed and the policies it produced after being signed into law.

During those same two years, House Republicans promised the American people that one of the first actions we would take with a Republican majority would be to repeal this legislation. Today’s vote did just that, and I was proud to cast my ‘yes’ vote for full repeal.

Now the real work begins as the House makes good on another promise to replace the Democrats’ takeover of our nation’s health care system with meaningful health care reform that Americans actually want. We will obtain public input to accomplish this, which was absent over the past two years. These improved policies will bring health care costs down, remove government intrusion and bureaucracy, and expand access to coverage.

As a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the Health Subcommittee, we have direct jurisdiction over these reforms and I look forward to being a part of this effort.”