AUSTIN – Today, the Texas Public Policy Foundation released a summary of the U.S. Senate leadership’s Better Care Reconciliation Act. The summary, by TPPF Senior Healthcare Analyst Chris Jacobs, provides a detailed breakdown of the draft legislation that aims to repeal and replace Obamacare.
To see the full summary, please visit: http://txpo.li/2sGHDnM
TPPF released the following statements regarding the bill:
From TPPF’s Center for Tenth Amendment Action Director Chip Roy:
"Today, the Senate released its version of the American Health Care Act. Simply put, the bill doubles down on the fundamentally flawed architecture of Obamacare and if implemented, will neither increase the actual care available to the people nor drive down the cost of care or insurance. It maintains Obamacare’s subsidy regime, retains almost the entirety of the regulatory architecture driving up people’s premiums and deductibles, continues the previous Administration’s unconstitutional bailouts to insurers, and maintains the Medicaid expansion for five more years before slowly attempting to reform the program."
From TPPF's Center for Tenth Amendment Action Senior Federal Policy Analyst Drew White:
"While many of the Medicaid reforms are welcome, these reforms occur too many years down the line and are far from guaranteed to be implemented. If this bill passes, Obamacare will effectively be permanently enshrined as law. This is not what Congress has promised the American people and will only pave the way for a government-run, single payer system. The Senate should, simply put, start over."
For more information or to request an interview with Mr. Jacobs, Mr. Roy, or Mr. White, please contact Alicia Pierce at [email protected] or 512-472-2700.
Chris Jacobs is a Senior Healthcare Policy Analyst at the Texas Public Policy Foundation.
Chip Roy is the director of the Center for Tenth Amendment Action at the Texas Public Policy Foundation.
Drew White is the senior federal policy analyst in the Center for Tenth Amendment Action at the 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.