The Senate Fails to Repeal Obamacare

July 28, 2017
Press Release

Congressman Lamborn issued the following statement following the Senate's failure to pass the Health Care Freedom Act.

"I am disappointed that the Senate failed in its efforts to repeal portions of Obamacare. While the legislation was incomplete, it did get rid of the heavy handed individual mandate, the employer mandate that has hurt jobs across the country, the medical device tax which has stifled medical innovation, and defunded Planned Parenthood.  The status quo is unacceptable and we should not give up. Obamacare is continuing to fail and the American people are being hurt with skyrocketing premiums, rising deductibles and out-of-pocket costs, and reduced access and choice for patients. We made a promise to the American people that we would fix these problems. I'm still pleased to have supported the American Health Care Act, which would have done the things the Senate failed to do. Obamacare won't fix itself and will only get worse. I remain committed to finding meaningful solutions that will improve our health care system and bring medical and insurance costs down for all Americans."

Congressman Doug Lamborn (CO-05)