Legislation to Repeal Obamacare Passes Senate

WASHINGTON—U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) today praised the Senate’s passage of legislation to repeal significant portions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). 

“We knew the massive, 2500-page law was unworkable when it passed five years ago and that it would crumble under its own weight. And that is exactly what is happening. Health insurance providers are dropping policies and pulling out of the exchange, premiums are skyrocketing for South Dakota families and health care providers are facing uncertainty as they struggle with the law’s burdensome new requirements. Repealing the ill-advised law is a necessary first step so we can implement a market-based, patient-centered plan that is actually affordable.” 

According to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the ACA will cost Americans more than $116 billion a year, including $284 million in new taxes for South Dakotans over the next decade.

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