Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on the anniversary of Obamacare and the House’s efforts to repeal and replace this failed law:
“Obamacare is still widely unpopular as American families continue to struggle with high premiums, lost coverage, and the individual mandate. In five years, the President and Congressional Democrats hoped that the law would catch on. They thought people would get used to being told what to do by Washington and that health care costs would stop going up. They were wrong.
“There’s a simple lesson for Washington to learn here: you should never force an unworkable system on unwilling people.
“But Obamacare is not forever. Despite President Obama’s refusal to admit his mistake, Congressional Republicans have not given up on their efforts to repeal and replace this failure of a law with a market-driven, patient-centered alternative. The King v. Burwell case may provide us with an opportunity to take an off-ramp from Obamacare if the justices uphold the plain text of the law as written by the Democrats. If and when the opportunity comes, the House will be ready to repeal Obamacare and work on a new plan to replace it that better addresses the American people’s health care concerns.”