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Wittman Plans Vote Against Obamacare Repeal

Virginia's First District Congressman Rob Wittman, a Republican whose district includes the Northern Neck, has broken with the White House over the current bill to repeal Obamacare.

In a statement, Wittman said the bill isn’t consistent with the “repeal and replace” principals he supports, and he’ll vote against it.

Wittman said he will only support repeal legislation if it accomplishes five things: all Virginians must be able to purchase health insurance; it must prioritize choice and access; it should begin reducing healthcare costs; it must protect Medicare and Medicaid; and it should empower individuals and the private sector.

The present bill, Wittman says, doesn’t work in either the short or long term.