Washington, DC – Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06) – joined by 228 of his colleagues – voted today in favor of H.R. 45 to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  Rep. DeSantis released the following statement:

"The full and complete repeal of ObamaCare is one of the most critical issues of our time.  The law's budgetary costs are prohibitive, its bureaucracy is vast and unaccountable, and it harms Medicare recipients, jeopardizes the health plans of millions of Americans, and causes insurance costs to soar.

“The sordid history of the law's legislative genesis has been matched by the calamitous nature of the law's implementation.  That the law requires enforcement by the IRS, an admitted rogue agency, is further testament for the need to start anew.  As the law's chief author, Senator Max Baucus, recently admitted, the law is a train wreck.  This train wreck will continue to do harm if Congress fails to short circuit it as soon as possible.

“Congress should replace ObamaCare with policies designed to strengthen Medicare, facilitate consumer choice, reduce costs, and allow the doctor-patient relationship to flourish."