AUSTIN – Texas Public Policy Foundation applauds President Donald Trump’s statement to fully repeal and replace Obamacare. A full and immediate repeal of Obamacare – a long-awaited promise from leaders in Washington, D.C. – and return of healthcare authority to the states is the best way to solve this policy dilemma. Chip Roy, director of the Center for Tenth Amendment Action at TPPF, issued the following statement:  

          “This morning, President Trump called on Congress to pass legislation that simply repeals Obamacare, leaving the discussion of further replacement reforms to a later date,” said Roy. “This is the exact kind of leadership needed and shows that the President has a firm recognition that Obamacare is crushing the American people and must be fully repealed. Reforms to our health care system should be focused on increasing both the quality and affordability of care for all Americans. This cannot be accomplished on the back of Obamacare’s onerous federal insurance regulations, burdensome mandates on states, or hundreds of billions of dollars in subsidies to insurers and individuals.

Congress must honor its promises and provide an opportunity for market reforms that will lower costs and improve care for patients. This can only be done through full repeal.”

For more information or to request an interview with Mr. Roy, please contact Alicia Pierce at apierce@texaspolicy.com or 512-472-2700.

Chip Roy is the director of the Center for Tenth Amendment Action at Texas Public Policy Foundation. 

 

The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit, free-market research institute based in Austin, Texas. The Texas Public Policy Foundation aims to advance a societal framework that effectively fosters human flourishing based upon cooperation and mutually beneficial exchange of ideas and speech.