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There is widespread consensus that President Obama’s signature health care law is broken and changes must be made to protect the American people from its negative impacts.  Not only is the government takeover of health care harming the people it was designed to help, but it has also severely damaged our entire health care market.  It has not delivered on the promises President Obama made; instead we have seen higher premiums, skyrocketing deductibles, and fewer choices that have put our health care system on an unsustainable course to failure.  While many have purchased insurance through the health exchanges, this coverage does not truly equal care.  Americans deserve a better way that makes health care less expensive and more affordable for all Americans.

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October 3, 2017 Press Release

Today, Rep. John Rutherford voted in support of H.R. 36, the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act which passed the House on a 237-189 vote. The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act restricts abortions beyond 20 weeks fertilization, the gestational age when unborn children begin to feel pain. Specifically, H.R. 36 establishes criminal penalties for any person who performs or attempts an abortion on a fetus after the 20-week mark, with exceptions for saving the life of the mother or for cases of rape or incest.

May 4, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Rutherford (R-FL) issued the following statement after voting in favor of the American Health Care Act, which repeals and replaces Obamacare: