I remain firmly opposed to Obamacare, and I support replacing the failed law with a patient-centered health care system that isn't run by the federal government. The focus should be on actually lowering costs for American families and getting the federal government out of the way. I was proud to introduce and champion H.R. 596, a bill that would repeal Obamacare in its entirety. My bill passed the House on February 3, 2015.
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Representatives Bradley Byrne (R-AL), Martha Roby (R-AL), Mike Rogers (R-AL), Robert Aderholt (R-AL), Mo Brooks (R-AL), and Gary Palmer (R-AL) issued the following statement in response to House passage of H.R. 195, the Extension of Continuing Appropriations Act, a funding bill to prevent a government shutdown and provide a six-year reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), known as All Kids in Alabama.
Last week, we recapped major highlights from the past year, so this week I want to look ahead at some of the important things to watch for in 2018.
2018 is an election year, and the midterm elections for all House members and the one-third of the United States Senate will be held in November. I expect a very busy legislative session in the run-up to the midterms.
As we head into 2018, I want to take a minute to look back at some of the highlights from a very busy and productive 2017.
2017 marked the start of a new era in Washington, D.C. as President Donald Trump was sworn in. With the House and the Senate both in Republican hands, this led to the rare occurrence of a totally unified federal government.
Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) today voted in favor of legislation to reauthorize and fund important public health programs, including the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and the Community Health Centers Fund.
Congressman Byrne said: “I have seen the success of these important public health programs firsthand, and I am pleased the House has acted to ensure they continue.
Hundreds of thousands of Americans have lost their lives in recent years due to drug abuse, and the problem only seems to be getting worse. In 2016, more than two million Americans had an addiction to prescription or illicit opioids.
An opioid is a type of narcotic derived from the opium poppy, which includes drugs such as morphine, codeine, hydrocodone, and oxycodone. While the drugs are often prescribed in response to injuries and body pains, they are easily abused and addictive.
Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) issued the following statement regarding the ongoing debate in the United States Senate regarding a plan to repeal and replace Obamacare.
Byrne said: “We have now seen the Democrats' alternative to Obamacare: Senator Sanders' single payer healthcare bill. The American people overwhelmingly rejected increased government involvement in the last election, yet the Democrats have doubled down, putting forward a multi-trillion dollar government takeover of our entire health care system.
The Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, is failing the American people by driving up costs and limiting options for families. President Trump and the Republican controlled Congress have pledged to make repealing and replacing Obamacare a top priority.
Well, we had a major breakthrough last week when the House passed the American Health Care Act. I voted in support of this legislation to repeal Obamacare and replace it with a system that gets the federal government out of the way.
Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) issued the following statement after voting in support of H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act of 2017.
Byrne said: “Today, I voted to repeal Obamacare and replace it with a health care plan that actually lowers costs and gets the federal government out of the way. Importantly, the bill continues to ensure protections for people with pre-existing conditions. It also cuts taxes, defunds Planned Parenthood, and fundamentally reforms Medicaid.
Last week was a hectic and monumental week at the U.S. Capitol. As we prepared to mark the 7th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, President Trump was pushing the House to pass his plan to repeal and replace Obamacare.
Known as the American Health Care Act, the bill would have repealed Obamacare, ended the government mandates, cut taxes, lowered premiums, reduced the deficit, and transferred control over health care from the federal government to the individual states.
Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) issued the following statement regarding actions in the House of Representatives today related to health care.
Byrne said: “The problems with Obamacare are not going away. This law is imploding before our eyes, and action will ultimately be required. President Trump and Speaker Ryan worked hard to get this bill across the finish line, and I supported them 100%. But our efforts came up just short.