Congressman Mark Meadows

Representing the 11th District of North Carolina


Rep. Meadows' Statement on Alexander/Murray Agreement

Oct 17, 2017
Press Release

Rep. Meadows' Statement on Alexander/Murray Agreement

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) released the following statement on the deal between Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Patty Murray (D-WA) to fund cost-sharing subsidies:

“At this point in time, the central purpose of our discussions on healthcare should be aimed at one goal: lowering premiums for Americans. There are elements in the Alexander-Murray plan that we can build on, but much more work needs to be done. I applaud Senators Alexander and Murray for their hard work to address this issue and their agreement is a good start and a welcome expansion from earlier discussions. Expanding health savings accounts, providing for limited duration plans, and giving states more flexibility on waivers are all positive changes to the current system. I look forward to getting to work with my colleagues, both in the House and in the Senate, on how we can move forward and improve healthcare costs for the American people.  

Most importantly, it bears repeating: Republicans cannot allow short term solutions to become a distraction to repealing and replacing Obamacare—something we’ve promised to do for seven years.”