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Dr. Bucshon: Inaction is not an option

July 28, 2017
Press Release

Dr. Bucshon: Inaction is not an option

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Eighth District Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. released the following statement following the Senate’s failure to pass legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare:

"There is no excuse for the Senate’s inaction to move the process of repealing and replacing Obamacare forward.  I, like many Hoosiers, am incredibly frustrated that a handful of Senators failed to fulfill their longstanding promise to the American people. Hoosiers, and the American people, are fed up with politicians who talk about solving problems but don’t live up to their commitments. So am I," said Bucshon. 

“Obamacare is failing and families are suffering as a result. This is about the well-being of patients across the country. Inaction is not an option. Make no mistake, if the Senate does not regroup and move forward to bring families relief, they will be – and should be – held accountable by the American people.

“The House did our job. It wasn’t easy, but we found a way to come together, pass a bill, and fulfill our promise to the American people.  We have a responsibility to our constituents to make the tough decisions that are required to do the work they sent us here to do. I stand ready to work with my colleagues in the Senate to get this done, but we can’t move forward until they pass a bill.”

Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. is a physician and Republican member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee serving his fourth term representing Indiana's 8th Congressional district. The 8th District of Indiana includes all or parts of Clay, Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Greene, Knox, Martin, Owen, Parke, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Sullivan, Vanderburgh, Vermillion, Vigo, and Warrick counties.