Murkowski Reacts to Obama’s Veto of Affordable Care Act Repeal Bill

Legislation Aimed to Repeal Individual Mandate, Employer Mandate, Medical Device Tax, And Cadillac Tax

Today U.S. Senator Murkowski (R-AK) responded to President Obama’s veto of H.R. 3762, the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act, which would have repealed much of the Affordable Care Act, saying:

“President Obama’s veto is disappointing of course, but not surprising. The President is once again ignoring the will of the people. The Affordable Care Act does not work for Alaska, and we continue to see that with the never-ending rise in healthcare costs. The question still stands: for whom is the Affordable Care Act actually affordable?

“Since the beginning I have opposed the Affordable Care Act and voted against the original bill. I have continued to be an opponent of the ACA, recognizing that the one-size-fits-all bill would never work in a rural, sparsely populated state such as ours. I will continue fighting to find a solution that works for Alaska.”

Background:  In the past year alone, Senator Murkowski has worked in various ways to fix the harmful impacts of the Affordable Care Act.