Washington, D.C.—Today, Congressman Mike Bost (IL-12) voted to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (H.R. 596) in the U.S. House of Representatives.

“President Obama promised this law would reduce costs and improve access to care,” said Rep. Bost. “Instead, we’ve seen just the opposite happen. The American people now know this plan is unaffordable and unworkable and needs to be repealed.  Just ask the residents and small businesses in Illinois directly impacted by Obamacare.”

  • Illinois residents are facing sticker shock due to Obamacare. Plans don’t pay out until consumers meet deductibles of $8700 or more(WFLD-IL, 12/11/14)
  • Obamacare is forcing Illinois small business owners to cut worker's hours and raise prices(WMBD-IL, 9/3/14)
  • Illinois resident Jennifer Hunt estimates her new insurance premiums will be twice to three times higher than her mortgage.  (WAND-IL, 10/20/14)

“Americans should have the right to make their own health care choices,” said Rep. Bost.  “We need to listen to the American people so we get health care reform right, with common sense reforms that won’t put the government in between doctors and patients.”