Rodgers says people won’t lose coverage, Republicans tackle complex repeal process
By Brandon Hansen/The Independent Staff
Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers said on social media that no one who has coverage through the Affordable Care Act – better known as Obamacare – will lose their coverage when it’s repealed.
This comment came on Facebook after McMorris Rodgers posted about House Republicans passing a plan on Jan. 13 that would start the process of repealing the Affordable Care Act. According to the Washington Post, House Republicans approved the budget blueprint 227-198 which sets a timetable to draft a repeal bill.
McMorris-Rodgers — the fourth most powerful House Republican — posted this on Facebook afterwards: “Obamacare was the federal government’s best effort to ‘fix’ our healthcare system, and it failed. This week, we’re fulfilling our promise to take the first steps towards repealing it. This is about developing a long-term solution that works for everyone, and I believe everyone deserves access to affordable, quality health care coverage. You, not the government, should be in control of your own health care.” More