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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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.
Congressman Mark Meadows, chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, spoke with Breitbart News about his thoughts on President Trump’s first 100 days in office.
House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows said he’s ready to get to work on striking a deal on repealing and replacing Obamacare, even if it means delaying Easter recess until they reach a consensus.
“I don’t think we need to go home until we get this done,” he told reporters Tuesday, following a GOP conference meeting focusing on how they should best proceed with heath care reform.
Washington, D.C. – Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) released the following statement:
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), the chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, argue in a new op-ed that the current GOP effort to repeal and replace ObamaCare does not go far enough.
OBAMACARE REPLACEMENT ACT
SEN. RAND PAUL | REP. MARK SANFORD
The Free Market Solution
TED CRUZ and
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Republicans have a historic opportunity to follow through on our promise to repeal ObamaCare. The recent elections that focused on the law’s repeal—2010, 2014 and 2016—were massive GOP victories. The American people gave our party unified control of the federal government, and a mandate for meaningful change.