Update: Legislation Would Repeal the Affordable Care Act
Posted on February 5, 2015 10:19 am CST
By: Michele Skalicky
U.S. Senator Roy Blunt, a Republican from Missouri, and Congressman Billy Long, a Republican from Missouri's 7th District, are two of 40 co-sponsors of a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The legislation, which was approved by the House Tuesday, was introduced by U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas, to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care law effective 180 days after its enactment. The legislation states that the provisions of law amended or repealed by the Affordable Care Act would be restored or revived as if the ACA had never been enacted.
Blunt says, “Missouri families and workers are struggling with higher premiums, job losses, canceled coverage, and fewer doctors thanks to ObamaCare.”
Long said, "my House colleagues and I will work on patient-centered health care reform without onerous taxes that hinder economic growth and freedom-eroding mandates on the American people.”
In January 2015, Blunt co-sponsored two pieces of legislation to repeal the ACA’s individual insurance mandate as well as the employer insurance mandate.