On READTHEBILL.gop, you can read the American Health Care Act, House Republicans’ plan to repeal Obamacare and replace it with a 21st Century health system that puts the American people — not the federal government — in control of health care decisions.
Right now House committees are marking up our legislation as one part of an open and transparent, step-by-step, regular order process.
As this process continues, House Republicans are hitting the airwaves in support of this commonsense approach to health care reform:
“This is a president who is an action figure — he’s not comfortable with things going slowly. I think we have to do things quickly, but we don’t have to be in a hurry. We have to make sure it’s right. …
With Dr. Price now in charge of HHS…he’s there now, he’s working. This White House works.”
“We’re very confident that this plan will work and bring about what our goal is: accessible, affordable, patient-centered health care. …Obamacare is failing. Just this weekend, 16 counties in Tennessee — no insurance provider whatsoever. We cannot stand idly by and just watch the health care system in America — the greatest health care system in the world — totally implode.
“What we’re doing is not the philosophy that says ‘we’re going to pass this bill to find out what’s in it.’ It’s been introduced. You’re going to see a lot of chatter on both sides of the aisle. We’re going to take the best ideas from both sides but get a product that we think can make markets work again. …We want to give people the opportunity to choose health care plans that meet the risks they have at the price points they can afford. And we know markets actually work to provide better services.”
“We’ve been open and transparent. …We want bipartisan support. We know this health care law isn’t working the American people. Premiums are up. Deductibles are up. The exchanges are in trouble across the country. 18 of 23 co-ops have failed. We’re on a rescue mission here. It would be irresponsible not to act. …I was a heart surgeon before I was in Congress. I want everyone to have access to quality, affordable health care.”
“The people today on a Bronze plan with a $10,000 deductible in Arizona don’t have insurance. …The companies that have stopped insuring people because under the essential benefit program they couldn’t afford the insurance so that threw some of these people into some of the Medicaid expansion where they then couldn’t find a doctor that would take Medicaid. Obamacare has failed. What we’re coming up with is putting people back in charge of their health insurance, the tax refundable credits allow them to negotiate and pick a policy that works for them.”