Dothan Eagle: Martha Roby votes with House Republicans to approve new Healthcare bill
U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, R-Montgomery, joined 216 other House Republicans to vote in favor of a new Healthcare bill Thursday.
The bill now goes to the Senate, where its outcome is uncertain.
Below is a response Roby released on social media after the vote:
“For seven years I have promised my constituents that I would repeal and replace Obamacare. A month ago I sat in the Oval Office and told the President of the United States that I was with him and that I would help get this Obamacare repeal bill through the House of Representatives. Today we were finally able to deliver on that promise in a meaningful way,” Roby said.
“Obamacare is crumbling as we speak. Premiums are skyrocketing, deductibles are through the roof, and people are being hurt because they can’t afford care. That’s why we are repealing this failed law and replacing it with a patient-centered system that lowers costs, increases choices, and isn’t run by the government," she added.