The Texas Public Policy Foundation today sent a letter to the Texas Congressional Delegation outlining key principles for renewing American healthcare. The principles are centered on the full repeal of Obamacare and restoring the Constitutional role of the states in regulating healthcare.

TPPF’s Center for Tenth Amendment Action Director Chip Roy stated:

“As various healthcare reform proposals are being discussed, we would like to reiterate our strong support for full, 100-percent repeal of Obamacare and support for returning much of healthcare decision-making to the people and to the states.

“In particular, we are aware of a number of ‘replace’ proposals that unfortunately would simply re-package Obamacare subsidies as tax credits and leave much of the onerous competition-killing regulations to the states. This will, through our research and analysis, lead to continued spikes in healthcare costs and decreasing delivery of quality healthcare.

“We support efforts to ‘Repeal and Respect.’ Fully repeal—and then respect the people by empowering them to make healthcare decisions and buy truly affordable insurance and care. Respect the states by block-granting Medicaid so that states can innovate.

“The starting place for reform is full repeal and the ending place is when Texans and all Americans have access to affordable healthcare as a result of competition where there are an endless array of healthcare products and services to give the people choice, and to allow doctors to do their job and care for people.”

To read the key principles, please visit:

To schedule an interview with Mr. Roy, please contact Caroline Espinosa at [email protected] or 512-472-2700.

The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit, free-market research institute based in Austin, Texas.

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