Reforming healthcare is critical to the future of our nation. With healthcare costs rising to record levels over the past twenty years, it is vitally important that we implement cost-control solutions. President Obama’s healthcare bill, the Affordable Care Act, does nothing to drive down the rising costs of healthcare and instead promotes more bureaucracy, more regulations, increased taxes, and less patient choice.
I believe we need to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act with real solutions that will actually help lower the cost of healthcare and leave the medical decisions to be made between a patient and their doctor, where it belongs. This starts with medical malpractice reform that protects the medical community from frivolous lawsuits and focuses on patient safety. We need to allow individuals and small businesses to group together to purchase the same health insurance plans as our larger employees. In addition, we should be allowing individuals and businesses purchase health insurance across state lines to promote competition within the health insurance market.
During the 113th Congress, I am committed to repealing President Obama’s healthcare bill and replacing it with commonsense solutions that will improve healthcare quality while bringing down costs.
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Washington, D.C. – During Friday’s pro forma session, a petition to discharge H.Res 458, a clean repeal of Obamacare, became live for Members of Congress to sign onto. Freedom Caucus members Jim Jordan (R-OH), Tom Garrett (R-VA), and Scott Perry (R-PA) were on the House floor to sign the petition. In the coming weeks, members of the Freedom Caucus will encourage their House colleagues to sign the petition, which will force a vote on the repeal of the same Obamacare language that already passed Congress in 2016.
Rep. Mark Meadows, a key negotiator in the effort to repeal and replace Obamacare, said a new effort is underway to write a bill that can pass the Senate that would include proposals offered by Sens. Lindsey Graham, Bill Cassidy, Ted Cruz, and Rob Portman.
"We continue to work on two different plans with our Senate colleagues," Meadows, R-N.C., told the Washington Examiner. "We will continue to do that over the next couple of weeks on a plan that can get to 51" votes in the Senate.
Conservative lawmakers still are holding out hope that Congress can strike a deal to repeal ObamaCare after the latest plan failed in the Senate, as Republican leaders signal they are ready to move on and focus on tax reform.
Senate Republicans have spent the summer repeatedly -- yet unsuccessfully -- trying to pass legislation that eliminates or overhauls former President Barack Obama’s 2010 health care law.
Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, insisted Friday that the fight to repeal and replace Obamacare is “not over.”
“How long do the American people have to wait for Republicans to fulfill their promise? We call on House Republican leadership to hold an up or down vote on clean Obamacare repeal.” –Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (NC-11)
A leading House conservative is warning Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) he should not quit fighting to pass legislation to repeal and replace ObamaCare through the Senate.
Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), the chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, is not happy about talk that Senate Republicans might give up that effort and instead work with Democrats on legislation to shore up troubled insurance markets.
While House Republicans are celebrating the passage of the American Health Care Act, many are criticizing the bill, saying a provision allowing states to waive certain requirements could leave people with pre-existing conditions priced out of coverage.
U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows, who helped the amended bill gain enough support to pass the House 217-213, says recent amendments provide protections for people with pre-existing conditions.
Washington, D.C. – Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) released the following statement on the passage of the AHCA:
"This process has never been about getting a win for Republicans or a win for the Freedom Caucus—it’s been about getting a win for the countless Americans who are being crushed by the broken system of Obamacare. Today is a victory for them.
Washington, D.C.— The House Freedom Caucus released the following statement on the passage of the American Health Care Act (AHCA):
“For years, millions of Americans have struggled under President Obama’s Affordable Care Act and have pleaded with their elected officials to repeal it and replace it with a plan that works for American families. Today, the House of Representatives began that process by passing the American Health Care Act (AHCA).
Washington, D.C. -- The House Freedom Caucus released the following statement on the American Health Care Act:
"Over the past couple of months, House conservatives have worked tirelessly to improve the American Health Care Act (AHCA) to make it better for the American people. Due to improvements to the AHCA and the addition of Rep. Tom MacArthur’s proposed amendment, the House Freedom Caucus has taken an official position in support of the current proposal.