WASHINGTON, DC –(ENEWSPF)—May 1, 2015. House Republicans have once again tried to use the budget process to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare. Rep. Jan Schakowsky released the following statement in response:
“Today, the Republicans’ voted for their ‘Work Harder for Less’ Budget. It is another shameless attempt to repeal Obamacare, despite all the clear benefits of the health care law.
The law has also improved health care for seniors: 9.4 million seniors have saved more than $15 billion on prescription drugs costs and 39 million seniors on Medicare have received free preventative services. In addition, millions of young adults (under 26) are able to remain on their parents’ insurance plans.
Despite all this indisputable progress toward affordable, quality health care for all Americans, House Republicans continue to waste time and taxpayers dollars fighting last year’s war. My message to Republicans: get over it, stop wasting taxpayer dollars. Instead, we should put hardworking families first by voting on legislation to create jobs, raise wages, provide equal pay for women, invest in education, protect voting rights, and pass comprehensive immigration reform.”