McMorris Rodgers & GOP Women Hold Press Conference on ObamaCare’s Negative Impact on Women

NOTE: Photos from today’s presser can be found here. To watch Rep. McMorris Rodgers’ remarks, click here.  


Washington, D.C. – With the Supreme Court engaged in an historic review of the controversial health care reform law, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Vice Chair of the House Republican Conference, and nine other House Republican women Members, held a press conference today to highlight the negative impact of the health care law on American women.  With Democrats continuing to advance the myth that Republicans are waging a “War on Women,” Vice Chair McMorris Rodgers and the other House Republican women demonstrated that what really scares American women are the President’s policies, particularly ObamaCare.

“When the health care bill came before Congress two years ago, Republicans were united in opposing any takeover of America’s health care system, and today, nearly every poll finds that a strong majority of Americans want to repeal the law, and replace it with something better,” said Rep. McMorris Rodgers.  “One of the untold stories in this debate is that American womenalso oppose ObamaCare, and for good reason.  Women make 85 percent of the health care decisions in this country.  They also represent the vast majority of health care professionals.  And they don’t like the idea of the federal government coming in and making the decisions they typically make – for themselves, for their families, and for their patients.

“And so, as the Democrats keep talking about a ‘War on Women,’ the biggest reason they haven’t gained any traction on this issue – according to polls – is that it only reminds women about what they don’t like about ObamaCare. And as women look at this entire controversy more closely, what they see isn’t Republicans trying to undermine women’s health, it’s that Democrats are trying to scare American women. But what American women really find scary are the President’s policies.  Republican women are going to continue to focus on the issues that truly matter to women and men – jobs, the economy, the national debt, and repealing ObamaCare.” 

In addition to Rep. McMorris Rodgers, the House Republican women attending today’s press conference were Rep. Sandy Adams (R-FL); Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN); Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle (R-NY); Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV); Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC); Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-MO); Rep. Cynthia Lummis (R-WY); Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD); and Rep. Jean Schmidt (R-OH).



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