- The Washington Times - Monday, April 28, 2014

The office of Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Washington Republican, is pushing back against a newspaper report that the congresswoman recently indicated it’s time to move away from attempting to repeal Obamacare and instead work on reforming it.

The Spokesman-Review reported that she reiterated last week that the law is unworkable and will increase costs for some and force others into plans they may not want, but that the framework established by the law is likely to stay.

The headline “McMorris Rodgers says ACA likely to stay” is not an accurate or representative portrayal of what she said in the interview, what her voting record reflects, or what she believes, her office said.

“She will continue fighting to repeal Obamacare at every opportunity moving forward and replace it with patient-centered reforms,” her office said in a statement.

“As was made abundantly clear in full-text of the interview, the Congresswoman believes Obamacare’s government-centered, one-size fits all approach is not working, and will never work on multiple fronts,” the statement read. “Until the President and Democrats in Congress join Republicans in fully repealing this unworkable law, her mission is to continue protecting as many Americans as possible from its harmful effects until it is dismantled and replaced with needed reforms focused on patient-centered health care. The debate over health care will continue and the Congresswoman will support reforms to restore decision making to individuals and families so that America continues to lead the world in access to quality and affordable healthcare.”

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