For Immediate Release

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Contact: Victoria R. Coley

443.758.6077 | [email protected]


Lake Havasu, AZ — Today, Independent Women’s Voice announced that Dr. Kelli Ward (R-AZ) has signed the ObamaCare Repeal Pledge. Ward is a candidate for U.S. Senate in Arizona.

"Dr. Kelli Ward’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.”

“Kelli 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.”

“As a family physician, I’ve seen all sides of America’s healthcare system, and I can tell you there is nothing wrong with our healthcare system that can be fixed by career politicians, giant insurance companies, or Washington bureaucrats,” said Dr. Kelli Ward. “Healthcare Freedom is about correct incentives and personal empowerment, not governments mandates and regulations. Empowering patients with consumer choice is the key to cutting costs and increasing quality. Healthcare freedom is about people, not politics.”

"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, Dr. Kelli Ward 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.