Fischer Fights ObamaCare with New Cosponsored Legislation


Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) announced Tuesday that she is cosponsoring legislation (S. 177) to fully repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly known as ObamaCare.

President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law on March 23, 2010.

"As the federal government prepares to fully implement ObamaCare, families across Nebraska are bracing for average premium increases of $2,100," said Sen. Fischer.

"At the same time, more U.S. small businesses are cutting workers rather than hiring – a troubling trend 61 percent of business owners attribute to the potential cost of ObamaCare," she said.

As part of her campaign, Fischer promised Nebraskans that she would work to dismantle this law and she is not alone in the campaign against ObamaCare.

37 other senators are also cosponsoring legislation to fully repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Fisher said "while I appreciate the reality that the administration will continue to implement this controversial law, I remain committed to doing my part to repealing it – in full or in part – and replacing it with policies that promote more competition among insurance companies, reform our tort system, and embrace preventive care."

In addition to these efforts to fully repeal the law, Senator Fischer is also an original cosponsor of S.40.

S.40 is the "American Liberty Restoration Act," which aims to repeal the individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act. Fischer also cosponsors S.351, a bill to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) included in the Affordable Care Act.