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After the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Repeal of Obamacare Act (H.R. 6079) on July 11, ABC offered practical, common-sense health care solutions and continued to advocate for full repeal of the health care law.  

Some of the solutions ABC asked Congress to consider involved allowing Americans to buy insurance across state lines; offering small business health plans; expanding access to health savings accounts; and making benefits portable in order to reflect the unique nature of the construction industry workforce.  

“We are extremely pleased that a bipartisan majority in the House of Representatives reaffirmed its commitment to fight against this wildly unpopular takeover of our nation’s health care system,” said ABC Vice President of Government Affairs Geoff Burr. “This law increases taxes on employers and employees, and drives up health care costs for everyone by increasing insurance premiums while reducing benefits.  

“We call on the Senate to find the courage to follow today’s action in the House and repeal the entire health care law,” said Burr.