Ernst Vows to Continue Efforts to Repeal ObamaCare, Redirect Planned Parenthood Funds

“I will continue to fight for Iowans to have affordable, patient-centered options that constrain costs, maximize flexibility, and allow them to have a voice over their own health care decisions.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) today released the following statement after President Obama vetoed legislation passed by both the Senate and the House to repeal major provisions of ObamaCare and redirect funding from Planned Parenthood to other eligible entities:

“I’m disappointed that the President continues to ignore families and small businesses who have been hurt by the painful effects of ObamaCare, from rising costs, to losing access to doctors, to hampering businesses’ abilities to hire new employees. The President has once again chosen to put his failed agenda ahead of Iowans and replaced choice with one-size-fits-all mandates and taxes. I will continue to fight for Iowans to have affordable, patient-centered options that constrain costs, maximize flexibility, and allow them to have a voice over their own health care decisions.

“Additionally, this bill would have redirected funds from Planned Parenthood to other eligible entities like community health centers, building on the bipartisan effort I led to protect women’s health care. The footage depicting Planned Parenthood employees discussing in gruesome detail the organization’s role in the harvesting of the organs of unborn babies is morally reprehensible and raises a number of questions that taxpayers deserve answers to. Taxpayers simply should not be forced to continue to fund the nation’s largest abortion provider. Despite the President’s veto today, I will continue working on behalf of taxpayers to redirect these funds to other eligible entities like community health centers, which provide greater preventative and primary health care services regardless of a person’s ability to pay.”

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