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Delegation not backing away on repealing Obamacare

Pompeo AP

Having lost a second Supreme Court challenge of the Affordable Care Act that they were positive they would win, will GOP members of Congress, including Kansas’ delegation, end their quixotic campaign to repeal Obamacare? Not likely. “I am committed to continuing the fight for the repeal of Obamacare’s mandates and getting government out of the way so every hardworking American can be in charge of their own health care choices,” Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Wichita, said in a statement. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., said he “will continue to fight for real reforms to our health care system that lower costs, lift the burden on our job creators, and restore the all-important relationship between a doctor and their patient.” Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Fowler/Hutchinson, was even more combative: “After 58 votes to repeal Obamacare in part or in whole, I call on our Republican leadership to use ‘reconciliation’ to put a full repeal of Obamacare on the president’s desk.” – Phillip Brownlee