Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.)

WASHINGTON, District of Columbia — Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.) released the following statement following House passage of the FY 2017 Budget Resolution, which lays the groundwork for repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare”:

“Obamacare is hurting Americans. I have heard from constituents regularly about cancelled plans, $6,000 or higher deductibles, hours cut from full-time to part-time, and premiums going through the roof. One family’s premiums will now consume over one-third of their projected income in 2017! We can do better. We can repair the damage done from this broken and unsustainable law. I am excited to work on passing positive, patient-centered solutions that provide more choices and lower costs all around. This bill is the first step in doing that, allowing us to bring relief to the scores of Americans who have been hurt under Obamacare.”

Hartzler represents Missouri’s Fourth Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. She serves on the House Agriculture and Armed Services Committees.