Washington, DC –

U.S. Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr., MD (R-Southwest Louisiana) today commented on Louisiana’s decision to request a waiver for ObamaCare.

“Louisiana understands. This law is a disaster for health care in this country, both patients and providers,” Boustany said. “The Democrats in Senate and the Administration still seem to think, despite over 1000 other waiver requests, that this law was a good prescription for America. Let me be clear: it was not. The President said ‘If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan.’ If that is the case, why are so many requesting waivers?
“As a doctor in the House of Representatives, I gave the Republican response to the President’s health-care address in September 2009. I was opposed to the bill then, and I am opposed to the law now. I will continue to fight for the people of Louisiana for a sound health-care policy from Washington, one that lowers costs, improves quality and expands coverage, while protecting the doctor-patient relationship.”
Boustany has been a leader on health-care issues in Washington since taking office in 2005. As part of his efforts to replace the current health-care law, he voted to repeal the bill and defund it, and introduced legislation to remove the costly and controversial CLASS Act.