Washington, D.C. – Last night, the House of Representatives voted to override the President’s veto of H.R. 3762, Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act. Originally passed by the House of the Representatives in the fall, the bill was modified by the Senate and sent to the President’s desk last month where it was vetoed. This reconciliation bill would have repealed key elements of Obamacare and freeze funding for Planned Parenthood.
“Since Obamacare was signed into law in 2010, it has been the goal of every conservative to get a bill that repeals this onerous law to the President’s desk. Because of the change in control of the Senate resulting from the 2014 election, the House and Senate were able to put a bill on the President’s desk repealing key provisions of Obamacare and preventing Planned Parenthood from receiving federal dollars through Medicaid reimbursements and other federal programs. Although the override vote was unsuccessful, the fight to repeal Obamacare and defund Planned Parenthood is not over.”
The healthcare portion of the bill includes measures to dismantle the employer and individual mandates, repeals the burden of the Cadillac Tax and Health Insurance Tax on small businesses, repeals the medical-device tax, cuts funding for the health-care rationing board, and stops the taxpayer bailout of insurance companies. If the override vote were successful, the bill would have cut more than $500 billion in spending.