Vitter Introduces Bills To Repeal Obamacare
(Washington, D.C.) –U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-La.) today announced several healthcare bills he has introduced and coauthored for the 114th Congress. His reforms would make healthcare more affordable and accessible, and include legislation to repeal President Obama’s 2010 healthcare law.
“Obamacare has failed to make good on its promises to lower cost and increase access for all – just ask one of 93,000 Louisianians who lost their health plans,” Vitter said. “Instead of waiting until costs become completely unbearable, it makes sense to flat out repeal Obamacare, which is still a real possibility. Then we should start making smaller, more-targeted reforms to our health care system that actually reduce costs and ensure access and choice.”
A list of the targeted healthcare reform bills that Vitter has introduced or coauthored is below:
- Obamacare Repeal – would fully repeal President Obama’s entire health care bill today. Sponsored by Senator David Vitter (R-La.), cosponsored by Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah).
- Ending Obamacare for Illegal Immigrants – would prevent illegal immigrants from receiving healthcare under Obamacare.
- Mobile Mammography Promotion Act – would expand access to mobile mammography services by eliminating the fuel excise tax to help provide on-site mammograms to women in both urban and rural areas that may not currently receive breast cancer screenings and preventive care. Sponsored by Senator Dean Heller (R-Nev.), coauthored by Senator David Vitter (R-La.).
- FAIR Generics Act – would lower the price of prescription drugs and make high-quality, lower-priced generic prescription medications available to consumers sooner by stopping the practice of “pay for delay” deals from keeping generic drugs off the market longer. Sponsored by Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.), coauthored by Senator David Vitter (R-La.).
- Reimportation of Prescription Drugs – would allow for the reimportation of safe and approved prescription medicine from other countries like Canada. Prescription drugs can often be much more affordable when purchased abroad. Vitter has fought for this reform since he was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 2004.