Senator also supports two other pieces of healthcare legislation
U.S. Senator David Vitter is calling on Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare."
Vitter has introduced legislation that would fully repeal the law.
"In the three years since Obamacare was signed into law, we've seen skyrocketing health care costs that raise taxes and premiums, cuts to Medicare by over a half a trillion dollars to pay for a brand new government entitlement program, and harm to the economy and American workers by reducing jobs and hours because of the law's added costs and mandates," Vitter said in a statement released by his office.
“Instead of waiting until costs become completely unbearable, it makes sense to flat out repeal Obamacare," he added.
The legislation is cosponsored by Republican Ted Cruz of New Mexico.
Vitter also has signed on as a cosponsor of legislation that would expand access to breast cancer screenings and stop anti-competitive “pay-for-delay” deals from delaying generic drugs to the market.