I was proud to sign a discharge petition that would repeal Obamacare. But that is not enough.
We must continue to work to repeal and replace the health care law hastily passed by Democrats this spring. This law does not address the heart of the nation’s health care crisis: skyrocketing costs crippling American families and businesses.
And, this law actually adds drives up costs: it includes more than $1 trillion in new entitlement spending and increases taxes by over one half trillion dollars. It expands the already cash-short Medicaid program, while hurting some of the nation’s most vulnerable, our seniors, by cutting one half trillion dollars in Medicare benefits.
This bill is bad for America and bad for families.
I fully support efforts to repeal and replace the Democrats’ health care law.
I have co-sponsored legislation that would repeal Obamacare and replace it with H.R. 4038, the Common Sense Health Care Reform and Affordability Act, the Republican alternative I authored and offered during the original health care debate. I also have signed a discharge petition that would repeal Obamacare.
My bill, H.R. 4038, reduces costs and expands access to affordable health care, without overreaching government mandates or increasing taxes. In fact, my bill was the only one noted by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office to SAVE the average American family money – more than $1,000 if they buy insurance on their own.
I will continue to work to repeal this costly, misguided law, and replace it with reforms that save Americans money, expand access, and protects taxpayer dollars.