Repeal Bill Is Rubio's First Legislation As Original Co-sponsor
| Jan 26 2011
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio announced today that he is an original co-sponsor of legislation introduced by U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) to fully repeal the health care bill that President Obama signed into law on March 23, 2010. The legislation is identical to the repeal bill that recently passed the U.S. House of Representatives. Senator Rubio is one of 34 Republicans co-sponsoring the bill. This is the first bill Senator Rubio has co-sponsored.
“It is critical for the future prosperity and health of our country that we repeal ObamaCare and replace it with common sense reforms that will lower health care costs and get more Americans insured,” said Senator Rubio. “At a time when we need to be focused on creating a pro-jobs environment in Florida and across the country, ObamaCare has only served to foster uncertainty for job creators. We need to start over with reforms that promote competition, empower patients with more options, combat fraud and integrate the latest technologies for a system that better serves the patient.”
During the campaign, Senator Rubio proposed repealing and replacing ObamaCare as one of his 12 simple ideas to get our economy back on track and create jobs. Today’s announcement is part of Senator Rubio’s commitment to Floridians that he will be accountable to the ideas that he promised to support in the U.S. Senate.
Senator Rubio continued, “It is imperative that the Senate Democrat leadership in Washington heed the call of families and job creators across Florida and allow for an up-or-down vote on this legislation.”
Today’s announcement comes a month and a half after a U.S. District Court ruled that ObamaCare’s individual mandate to buy health insurance was unconstitutional, and as Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi leads 26 states in a state lawsuit challenging the health care legislation.