Iowa Congressman King one of 244 to Support Repeal of Health Care
Rep. Steve King voted to repeal Obama's Affordable Health Care Act Wednesday. 4th District Opponent Christie Vilsack calls his vote irresponsible.
Rep. Steve King, R-Kiron, was one of 244 congressmen who voted to repeal the Affordable Health Care act Wednesday.
The House vote was 244-185, but the repeal is not expected to pass in the Senate, according to the article on the Huffington Post.
Immediately following the vote, King, who faces challenger Christie Vilsack of Ames, for the 4th District, said
"After the Supreme Court's disappointing ruling last week I voted again for 100 percent repeal of ObamaCare today," King said in a prepared statement.
"There is no end to how government can control our lives if ObamaCare remains the law of the land. This unjust law will not improve healthcare and it will only make costs soar. The President's 'solution' brings about more problems than it solves.We must pull this law out by the roots so that our debt can be reigned in, businesses can have assurance about the future and families can afford their health insurance. If Senate Democrats and the President continue to defend their unpopular law, the American people will have the chance to vote for the repeal of ObamaCare in November."
Vilsack who has recently come out against the individual health care mandate in an article in the Ames Tribune, said that she wouldn't support repeal of the legislation. After the repeal Vilsack said in a prepared statement that:
“Congressman King’s vote to fully repeal, instead of reform, the health care bill, would kick thousands of young Iowans off of their parent’s health insurance, force seniors to pay more for prescription drugs, and jeopardize health centers in Iowa. That’s not responsible and it’s not what’s best for the people of the 4th District.”
“I feel strongly that health care must be affordable, accessible, and high quality for all Americans. In order to accomplish that, we must find ways to work together and reform the health care bill, Vilsack said in a prepared statement.
“Unfortunately, today’s vote shows that Congressman King is more interested in pursuing his own, partisan agenda than he is in having a serious discussion. These are the kind of political stunts that Iowans are tired of and it’s exactly why we need a change in Washington. Instead of voting 31 times to repeal health care, Congress should have been focused on important issues like job creation or balancing the budget, issues that Congressman King and his colleagues have failed to address.
To view Congressman King's Editorial "Government's authority to coerce will not end with ObamaCare" originally printed in the Des Moines Register today, click here.
To see Vilsack's entire statement read it here.