Byrne cosponsors bill to ‘repeal and replace’ Obamacare

Published 9:02 am Friday, January 10, 2014

Following his swearing-in to the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday, Jan. 8, Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-Ala.) immediately announced that he would cosponsor H.R. 3121, the American Health Care Reform Act, according to a press release from Byrne’s office.

This bill, championed by Republican Study Committee Chairman Steve Scalise (R-La.) and cosponsored by 118 House conservatives, repeals and replaces the Obamacare law with common-sense, market-based solutions.

“Over the past six months, I promised my constituents that if
elected, I would fight to repeal the destructive Obamacare law and replace it with common-sense, conservative reforms,” Byrne said. “As my first legislative act as congressman, I am making good on that pledge.

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“This bill spurs competition by working through the market, instead of government mandates, allowing Americans to buy insurance across state lines, reforming medical malpractice laws, providing tax relief for families, and safeguarding individuals with pre-existing conditions from being discriminated against, while barring all federal funding for abortion. I look forward to working with Congressman Scalise and my conservative colleagues to promote this common-sense, conservative legislation.”