Bill to repeal Obamacare passes House, awaits presidential approval
The Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act (House Resolution 3762) is now on President Obama's desk. The president has said he will veto the measure.
Among other things, the act would modernize Medicaid, reduce defensive medicine, increase health care price transparency and give small businesses and individuals more purchasing power with regard to health care coverage.
The bill has been backed from the beginning by Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), who serves as the House Energy and Commerce Committee chair. Together with Senate Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), Upton co-authored the Patient Choice, Affordability, Responsibility and Empowerment (CARE) Act, which aims to repeal the ACA and replace it with patient-focused reforms.
“The current health law relies on outdated programs of the past and forces a one-size-fits-all approach on our states that is unresponsive to patient needs,” Upton said. “These obsolete ideas have failed people time and time again -- the public deserves a fresh, forward-looking approach that embraces 21st century innovation. We’ve got a solution to restore America’s health care freedom -- to put Obamacare in the rear-view mirror and replace it with better health care solutions like the Patient CARE Act. It’s time to put patients first and let them make the choices, not the government.”
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