WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) released the following statement after voting for a procedural measure to repeal and replace ObamaCare:

“Today's measure to repeal and replace ObamaCare would have been an important step towards achieving a sustainable health care system that puts the focus back on Iowa families and individuals.

“The painful effects of ObamaCare cannot be ignored; millions of Americans continue to face uncertainty over their health care, rising premiums, increased out of pocket costs and limited choice of their health care plans and doctors.

“I remain committed to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to help Iowans achieve the patient-centered health care they deserve that enhances competition, increases flexibility, constrains rising costs and ensures Americans have a voice over their own health care.”

Sen. Ernst previously cosponsored similar legislation as a standalone bill introduced by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), which authorizes full repeal 180 days after enactment in order to allow a six-month window to replace ObamaCare with patient-centered, affordable, quality solutions. 

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