For Immediate Release

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

Contact: Victoria R. Coley

443.758.6077 | [email protected]


Springfield, MO — Today, Independent Women’s Voice announced that Mary Byrne (R-MO) has signed the ObamaCare Repeal Pledge. Byrne is a candidate for Congress in Missouri’s 7th Congressional district.

"Mary Byrne’s decision to take Pledge shows she 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 her commitment to the full and complete repeal of ObamaCare.”

“Mary 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.”

"ObamaCare encapsulates the kinds of harmful laws and regulatory policies the Obama Administration has favored at the expense of economic growth," said Mary Byrne. "The National Federation of Independent Businesses reported that since 1986, their small business members identified increasing healthcare costs are their No. 1 problem. Many of the regulations governing the delivery and financing of medical care by doctors, hospitals, and insurers are premised on blocking any innovation that might disrupt the system the currently benefits a chosen few Washington insiders. Thus, the government exceeds its proper role and enacts restrictions that limit the incentives to innovate, leaving in place a system that is often outdated, inefficient, and unnecessarily costly."

"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, Mary Byrne 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.