The Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF) will host a media conference call briefing on Wednesday, March 8, at 10:00 a.m. CDT to discuss the state of the Obamacare repeal. Yesterday, TPPF released a summary of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Obamacare repeal and replace legislation released. 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:

  • This plan fails to repeal most of the costly mandates and insurance regulations driving up premiums and deductibles.
  • This plan replaces Obamacare’s subsidy scheme with a new costly federal entitlement in the form of a refundable tax credit.
  • This plan leaves significant portions of the flawed and costly Medicaid expansion intact by delaying the freeze on Medicaid enrollment, maintaining the expansion of the program to the able-bodied, and providing a pathway for non-expansion states to accept enhanced federal dollars.

To read the full summary, please visit:



Chip Roy, Director of the Center for the Tenth Amendment Action at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. Mr. Roy has served in a number of key leadership positions for Texas elected officials, including most recently as the First Assistant Attorney General of Texas. Prior to that, he served as Chief of Staff to U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and as a senior advisor to Texas Governor Rick Perry – including as director of State-Federal Relations for the State of Texas. He is also a past Special Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of Texas and formerly served Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) as staff director of his leadership office and senior counsel on the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Chris Jacobs, Senior Health Care Policy Analyst at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. Chris Jacobs previously worked as Policy Director for America Next, a new start-up think tank, and as a Senior Policy Analyst for the Heritage Foundation and the Joint Economic Committee's Senate Republican staff. Before that, Chris worked as a Policy Advisor for the House Republican Conference under Chairman Mike Pence during the debate surrounding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and as a Health Policy Analyst for the Senate Republican Policy Committee during the first two years of the law's implementation.

 Dr. Deane Waldman, M.D. M.B.A., Director of the Center for Health Care Policy at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. Dr. Deane Waldman is a retired pediatric cardiologist and system theorist analyst for American healthcare. He has 37 years of clinical experience plus the business and administrative experience as Chief of Pediatric Cardiology at University of Chicago. He is also the Consumer Advocate member on the Board of Directors of the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange.


Conference call on the State of the Obamacare Repeal


Wednesday, March 8, 2017
10:00 a.m. CDT



Telephone press briefing
Dial-In: 1 (877) 615-4339
Passcode: 6900 623#

A question and answer session will be included.

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

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