WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today voted in favor of a procedural motion to begin debate in the U.S. Senate on repealing the Affordable Care Act. The vote allows the Senate to begin amending the budget reconciliation bill the U.S. House passed earlier this year.
“Now is the time to begin debate on the repeal of Obamacare. Oklahomans are suffering—premiums have tripled in the last three years, four rural hospitals have closed and only one insurance provider remains on our exchanges. Obamacare has not brought down costs nor enabled competition. Today’s vote begins debate on repealing what has proven to be a disastrous healthcare law. By voting yes, I am committed to repealing Obamacare, providing relief to suffering Oklahomans.”