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Carter Votes to Dismantle Obamacare and Defund Planned Parenthood

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Washington, October 23, 2015 | Mary Carpenter (202-834-0386) | comments
Congressman Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (Ga-01) voted in support of the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act today in an effort to dismantle Obamacare and defund abortion providers like Planned Parenthood. This legislation uses privileged status to overcome the efforts of some in the Senate to block this legislation from reaching the President’s desk that has resounding support among the American people.

“For too long, efforts to repeal Obamacare have been blocked by obstructionists in the Senate,” Carter said. “The legislation I supported today is critical to break this logjam and get these measures to the President’s desk for the first time. Obamacare is destroying the healthcare system that I proudly worked in for thirty years and I refuse to let that happen.”

This legislation also prohibits taxpayer dollars from going to Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers.  Instead, the funds would go to community health centers that provide comprehensive women’s health care.

“It’s past time to end the flow of taxpayer dollars to a criminal enterprise like Planned Parenthood,” Carter said. “While tax payer dollars should never be used on abortions, the recent acts uncovered at Planned Parenthood tug at the very moral fabric of our nation. I strongly urge the President to swiftly sign this bill into law instead of continuing to protect these criminals.”

The Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act uses a budget reconciliation process which is filibuster-proof, only requiring  a simple majority of votes in the Senate. In addition to defunding abortion providers and investing in community health centers, H.R. 3762 repeals key sections of Obamacare such as the employer mandate, individual mandate, Independent Payment Advisory Board, medical device tax, and the “Cadillac Tax.” 
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