AUSTIN –The Texas Public Policy Foundation this evening released a summary of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Obamacare repeal and replace legislation. The detailed summary, by TPPF Senior Healthcare Analyst Chris Jacobs, explains how the bill falls short of making good on the promise to fully repeal Obamacare and fails to fundamentally change federal control over supply and demand of healthcare:
To read the full summary, please visit: http://txpo.li/2mZvs1W
TPPF’s Center for Tenth Amendment Action Director Chip Roy stated:
“Congressional leadership had the opportunity to transform the American healthcare system to enable truly affordable healthcare for all Americans. While they took some positive steps such as sunsetting some of the expensive regulations (at a future date) and repealing the individual and employer mandates – the bill as drafted remains unworkable, expensive, Washington-centered and cannot become law.
“Rather than honoring their commitment to fully repeal Obamacare and instead of fully respecting the people and the states to make healthcare decisions, we are offered more of the same doomed-to-fail Washington-centric ‘solutions’ that have created the current healthcare crisis and which empower insurance companies and government over people and doctors.
“President Trump has the opportunity to pursue a better way, which starts with honoring the commitment to fully repeal this disastrous law and ends when people can get the affordable healthcare of their choice unencumbered by federal mandates.”