Fleischmann blasts Obamacare, pleased with new reform plan [video]

Fleischmann blasts Obamacare, pleased with new reform plan [video]

March 9th, 2017 by Staff Report in Breaking News

With his wife Brenda at his side, Chuck Fleischmann acknowledges the crowd after his acceptance speech at the Double Tree hotel Tuesday night in downtown Chattanooga.

Photo by Tim Barber /Times Free Press.

U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn., said today that the Affordable Care Act, or ObamaCare, is crumbling under its own weight and must be repealed.

Fleischmann, who has repeatedly voted in Congress to repeal Obamacare, took to the floor of the U.S. House today to again denounce the health care plan adopted seven years ago by Democrats when they controlled both houses of Congress in the first term of President Obama.

"Obamacare has failed the American people," Fleischmann said in a speech from the well of the House of Representatives today. "Americans are paying more for coverage and families are hurting. In my state of Tennessee, premiums are rising by an average of 63 percent. Why pay so much for health insurance if you still can't afford to see a doctor?"

Fleischmann applauded the release this week of the Republican health care reform plan.

"I'm glad to see the American Health Care Act was released and I look forward to working on specific legislative details with my colleagues so we can finally fix our broken healthcare system," he said.