The Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, will impose at least $500 billion in new taxes on the American people over the next ten years. The law turns over basic health care choices and the doctor-patient relationship to Washington bureaucrats, and it drives up health care costs for individuals and small business owners. I believe that Oklahomans deserve health care solutions that provide better access to care, lower costs, and patient choice. I will continue to work toward a full repeal of this overreaching government mandate.
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Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) voted for the American Health Care Act (AHCA). The bill passed the House by a margin of 217 to 213. Republicans took a major step toward fulfilling the promise they have been making to the American people for the past 7 years: repealing and replacing the disaster of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) with a more patient-centered, affordable, and flexible system. The AHCA removes the ACA’s burdens and puts in place a responsible replacement.
OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) — One of Oklahoma’s congressional leaders is asking President Donald Trump to make exceptions to his executive order banning travel from seven countries. Representative Steve Russell, R-Oklahoma, told FOX 25 he is joining with other members of Congress who are combat veterans to make the request.
Washington, DC – Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) voted in favor of H.R. 7, No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, which passed the House by a vote of 238-183. H.R. 7 would make the Hyde Amendment permanent law. The Hyde Amendment prohibits taxpayer dollars from funding abortions, and has been routinely passed each year by both Republican and Democrat controlled Congresses since 1976.
WASHINGTON — "Obamacare" has failed Americans all across the nation. But Oklahoma in particular is a case study for its failure and the negative impact on insured individuals. As a state that saw 2017 premiums increase an average of 76 percent and as one of only five states with just one insurer participating in the federal exchange, you could argue that Oklahoma has been hit the hardest by Obama’s failed health care policy. All five of our congressional districts have constituents who are adversely impacted by Obamacare.
Del City, OK – Congressman Steve Russell offered the following statement regarding the increasing healthcare costs in Oklahoma and across the country:
Washington, DC – Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5), a member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has released Waste Watch No. 5. Waste Watch is Congressman Russell’s ongoing investigation and periodic publication that highlights agencies, programs, and cost overruns that are a drain on the American taxpayer.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) issued the following statement today on the US District Court decision of House v. Burwell that the Obama administration has been improperly funding an Affordable Care Act subsidy program:
Steve Russell takes on executive orders and talks about reconciliation.
Washington, D.C. – Today, the House passed the Senate amendment to H.R. 3762 - Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act by a vote of 240 to 181. This bill eliminates funding to Planned Parenthood and dismantles the Affordable Care Act, effectively repealing the most important elements of Obamacare, amongst other provisions. Having already passed the Senate, H.R. 3762 will go to the President’s desk for signature.