[Murray UT] — U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah has signed The Repeal Pledge to undo ObamaCare.
"Sen. Hatch’s decision to take The Repeal Pledge shows voters that, when it comes to health care, he gets it — he understands that ObamaCare’s individual mandate is an unconstitutional government infringement on our constitutional liberties, and he knows that if implemented, it will lead to more government and less freedom, will place government bureaucrats between doctors and their patients, and will limit patients' choice and control," said Heather Higgins, President & CEO of Independent Women’s Voice.
The Repeal Pledge advocates not just repeal, but defunding, deauthorizing, and dismantling the misleadingly-titled Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, passed in early 2010. The Repeal Pledge was designed as a litmus test to help the American public understand which candidates and office holders are serious about repeal, versus those who claim to be but won't actually take action.
“Sen. Hatch’s signature on the Pledge indicates that if elected, he would do everything in his power to keep ObamaCare from adversely affecting the citizens of Utah,” added Hadley Heath, health care policy analyst at Independent Women's Voice.
Signers of the Repeal Pledge believe that this law cannot be "fixed" and that stopping its implementation and ultimately repealing it are necessary first steps to ensure that citizens and their doctors, not government bureaucrats, have choice and control over their health care, and that medical care in our country becomes more affordable and available.
While the Repeal Pledge is designed for public office holders or those seeking public office, there is also a place for citizens to sign and express their solidarity with these principles.