“I applaud the House for passing a government funding bill last week to fund all of the government except for the President’s disastrous health law. Defunding Obamacare is the right thing to do, and that’s why I’ll be voting for the House-passed bill this week that defunds the law. I’ve been fighting against Obamacare when the law was just an idea, because as we read every day, the law will cost more and do less than the American people were told. And that’s why I’ll also vote against any efforts to strip the Obamacare defunding language out of the Continuing Resolution. The more Utahns and their fellow Americans learn about Obamacare the more they hate it, and by voting this way we move the ball forward in a way that impacts Obamacare the most.”
Hatch has spearheaded efforts in Washington to repeal Obamacare. He has introduced legislation that would repeal the two central pillars of the law – the employer and individual mandates – and has bipartisan legislation repealing the medical device tax that partially funds the law, as well as legislation to repeal the law’s health insurance tax (HIT).