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Senator Marco Rubio Joins GOP Senators In Introducing ObamaCare Repeal Bill

Jan 26, 2011 | Press Releases

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.