Johnson backs repeal of ‘ObamaCare’

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Marietta, voted in support of the House budget resolution that sets the stage for repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

“ObamaCare has failed the American people; it is broken, and must be repealed and replaced. The American people deserve better and Republicans in Congress have been given a clear mandate to make that happen,” Johnson said, in a news release issued by his office.

“The only avenue to repeal ObamaCare is through the budget reconciliation process. Today’s budget resolution triggers the mechanism for using that process,” he added.

Johnson promised that the process to repeal and replace ObamaCare will “be done thoughtfully and carefully, as it will impact millions. The American people deserve a patient-centered health care system that offers more choices, better access, higher quality, and lower costs.”