WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Ted Poe (TX-02) issued the following statement on the House passage of H.R. 3762, the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act. The bill passed the Senate on December 3, 2015 and will now head to the President’s desk.

“Today the House took a historic vote, sending a bill to the President’s desk for the first time that would finally dismantle the Affordable Care Act. The passage of this reconciliation legislation signifies that the will of both Congress and the people we represent is to repeal this destructive law. It is time that the President listens. Americans are frustrated by the damaging consequences this law has had on their families and businesses. They were promised more coverage; they have less. They were promised their premiums would not go up; they did. It is time for a new way. Obamacare is hurting, not helping, people all over this nation.

Not only does this bill dismantle Obamacare, it also defunds Planned Parenthood, an abortion provider that has allegedly participated in the business of harvesting the organs of unborn children. This organization should not receive a dime of federal funding until these allegations are fully investigated, and those who have allegedly participated in this practice are prosecuted as the criminals they are.”