United States Senator Deb Fischer fully supports efforts by Republicans in the Senate to move quickly to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
Fischer says the ACA, President Barack Obama’s signature domestic policy, has not lived up to its promise.
“I think in the last two years more and more Nebraskans are understanding that they’ve lost choices,” Fischer tells Drive Time Lincoln on Nebraska Radio Network affiliate KLIN. “They don’t have the doctor they want. Some can’t go to the hospital that they want. They don’t get the insurance that they really want or need and, of course, it is not affordable.”
Fischer says any replacement must be well thought-out.
“We want to make sure that we are taking care of the people of this country,” Fischer says. “My focus, obviously, is going to make sure that people can have the insurance that they need. It is going to be personalized health care for them. It’s going to be affordable. I think a main thing here is it’s going to be hassle-free.”
Republicans in Congress have begun removing funding from the Affordable Care Act.
Carli Luca, KLIN, contributed to this story.