AUSTIN – The Texas Public Policy Foundation today released an analysis of the latest revisions to the American Health Care Act as well as an updated side-by-side chart comparing the bill’s current iteration to both its initial draft and Obamacare. The memo, addressed to the Texas Congressional delegation, shows that despite the good faith efforts made by some to improve the bill, there remains myriad policy shortcomings, including retention of Obamacare’s costly regulations and mandates as the default federal law.
“As the House contemplates another potential vote on the American Health Care Act, we want to provide a comparative analysis showing where the current bill is in relation to where Congress should be moving the policy debate,” said TPPF’s Center for Tenth Amendment Action Director Chip Roy. “The efforts made by the House Freedom Caucus to move the bill closer to repeal are laudable and every American should thank them for refusing to settle for the initial legislation. However, despite their best efforts, it remains clear that there is considerable opposition to repealing Obamacare within Congress. This analysis shows just how much work there is left to be done to empower patients, lower costs, and respect the states by moving decision-making away from Washington bureaucrats and into the hands of consumers and providers.”
The analysis can be found here: http://txpo.li/2qlVFfZ
For more information or to request an interview with Mr. Roy, please contact Alicia Pierce at [email protected] or 512-472-2700.
Chip Roy is the director for the Center for Tenth Amendment Action at Texas Public Policy Foundation.
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