For Immediate Release

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Contact: Victoria R. Coley

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Shelby Township, MI — Today, Independent Women’s Voice announced that David VanAssche (R-MI) has signed the ObamaCare Repeal Pledge. VanAssche is a candidate for Congress in Michigan’s 10th Congressional district.

"David VanAssche’s decision to take Pledge shows he gets it when it comes to health care,” said Heather R. Higgins, President and CEO of Independent Women's Voice. “This clearly demonstrates to voters his commitment to the full and complete repeal of ObamaCare.”

“David understands the harm that ObamaCare has already caused through increased premiums and costs, and a decreasing quality of care,” added Higgins. “ObamaCare means bigger government. It means less freedom. It means people have less choice and control in their health care decisions. And all of this will continue to grow worse if ObamaCare isn’t turned back.”

"If I get elected to Congress, I will fight to repeal and replace this nationalized health care disaster with a plan that would lower prices, enhance the quality of care, and ensure that you can choose the doctor and plan you want," said David VanAssche. "For example, we should have the right to purchase insurance across state lines because that would create much more competition in a sector that desperately needs it. At the end of the day, my goal is for Americans to be paying less money for better quality and with doctors and plans they feel comfortable with, not what President Obama and the federal government feels they need."

"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," continued Higgins.  "With this commitment, David VanAssche passes that test."

The Repeal Pledge is a project of Independent Women's Voice, a 501(c)(4) nonpartisan, nonprofit organization.

For more information on The Repeal Pledge, including a complete list of signers, please visit


Independent Women's Voice is a 501(c)(4) fights for women and families by expanding support for policy and political campaigns that advance prosperity, freedom, and greater choices. IWV is an affiliate organization of the Independent Women's Forum.