Obamacare is failing. It is driving up costs, taking away choices, and devastating health care in America. As a lifelong health care professional, I’ve seen this first hand and know things are only getting worse.
This week, the House began the long awaited effort to repeal this misguided law and replace it with reforms that make health care more affordable, accessible, and patient-centered.
Our plan – the American Health Care Act – represents a better way for health care. It will bring down costs while empowering patients to make their own health care choices and giving states flexibility to meet the needs of the most vulnerable.
The American Health Care Act dismantles the Obamacare taxes that have hurt job creators, increased premium costs, and limited options for patients and health care providers. This includes taxes on prescription drugs, over-the-counter medication, health insurance premiums, and medical devices.
The bill also eliminates the individual and employer mandate penalties, which force millions of workers, families, and job creators into expensive, inadequate Obamacare plans that they don’t want and cannot afford.
Preserve Vital Patient Protections
We prohibit health insurers from denying coverage or charging more money to patients based on pre-existing conditions.
The plan also ensures young adults have access to health insurance and the marketplace is stabilized by allowing dependents to continue staying on their parents’ plan until they are 26.
Advance 21st Century Reforms
The American Health Care Act modernizes and strengthens Medicaid by giving states more flexibility and certainty to better serve the patients most in need.
Additionally, individuals and families would be empowered to spend their health care dollars the way they want and need by enhancing and expanding Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)—nearly doubling the amount of money people can contribute and broadening how people can use it.
Finally, our plan will help Americans access affordable, quality health care by providing a monthly tax credit for low- and middle-income individuals and families who don’t receive insurance through work or a government program.
As always, I want to hear your thoughts on this important legislation. Take a moment to #readthebill yourself by clicking here or visiting readthebill.gop.