Feb. 3, 2015. Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today voted in favor of legislation to repeal Obamacare in its entirety. H.R. 596, which passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 239 to 186, also calls on the relevant House committees to submit legislation within each committee’s jurisdiction to find alternative health care reforms.
“The simple truth is that the president’s government takeover of our health care system has increased barriers to care, and North Carolinians are seeing some of the highest increases in insurance premiums as a direct result of Obamacare,” said Foxx. “It is causing real harm to our citizens and to our economy, and I will continue to support repealing this ill-conceived law and replacing it with policies that empower patients and promote access to affordable health care options.”
U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx is currently serving her sixth term as the representative of North Carolina’s 5th Congressional District and is the elected Republican Conference Secretary. Dr. Foxx is the chair of the House Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Higher Education and serves as Vice Chair of the House Rules Committee.
Here’s one take on this House action in the The Atlantic.