Woodall Votes to Repeal and Replace Obamacare, Restore Healthcare Options and Choice

May 4, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives approved H.R. 1628, the “American Health Care Act (AHCA),” to repeal and replace Obamacare.  The first of a three-phased approach to restore choice, competition, and affordability to the American health insurance market, the legislation repeals one-size-fits-all policy and replaces it with patient choice. It grants much-needed flexibility for states while authorizing stability-funding for high risk pools aimed at reducing health care premiums, and it provides states for the first time the opportunity to design and build a better indigent care program for the under-served. 

“It is a reality that Obamacare health care plans are failing and insurers are leaving the exchanges,” said Rep. Woodall.  “Premiums for the few plans that remain are skyrocketing under the current broken system put in place by Obamacare, and deductibles are often so high that families are effectively left without insurance altogether.  Tens of millions more Americans have been left without any coverage whatsoever. We can do better, but we must act quickly before more families are harmed. This bill represents a thoughtful plan to keep the good ideas from the past, but also to start eliminating failed and damaging ones.  Repairing the damage done by Obamacare will be a long journey, but it begins today. The U.S. Senate now must act.  As Obamacare failures continue to mount and families continue to be left stranded, I know that the Senate will move with urgency and send these solutions to the President's desk.”

Congressman Woodall represents the Seventh Congressional District of Georgia, which includes the majority of Forsyth and Gwinnett counties, and currently serves as Chairman of the Rules Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process, as well as serving on the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, and Budget Committee.