Washington, DC – Congressman Bobby Schilling (IL-17) today released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 6079, legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act:
“The wait on the health care reform law’s constitutionality is over, but the uncertainty remains for folks across the country,” said Schilling. “Workers are unsure of how this law will change their current health care plans or impact their employment, and business owners are unsure of what complying with the law will cost them in time and resources. Meanwhile, health care costs continue to rise.
“My goal is to make health care affordable and accessible, and this law just doesn’t do the trick. I will continue working with anyone I can to roll back this law and replace it with efforts to guarantee folks in Illinois’ 17th Congressional District and throughout the country have access to health care that’s high quality, patient-centered, convenient, and affordable.”
Believing it is important for Members of Congress to lead by example, Schilling rejected the Congressional health care plan and brought his own health care plan to Washington. As the father of 10, he knows well the need to reduce the cost of health care and improve its accessibility.
Prior to the Supreme Court releasing its decision on the law’s future, Schilling released a detailed plan for true health care reform that can be found here on his website. He is also seeking input on his continuing efforts to improve health care.
Schilling spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives in support of H.R. 6079, which passed the House today in a bipartisan vote of 244-185.