The battle to repeal and replace ObamaCare isn’t easy, but it is a fight we will eventually win. Through my work at the Energy and Commerce Committee, we have removed many parts of this law but will not stop until the job is done. This trillion dollar job-killing, care-rationing, tax-raising law is proving itself to be unsustainable, unaffordable, undesirable and I believe, unconstitutional.
I continue to work to make sure we replace ObamaCare with common sense, market-based reforms that will actually lower costs for small businesses, expand access to affordable care, and protect jobs.
I think the current law over-reaches and expands the role of the federal government into places it doesn’t belong. Medical decisions should be made by a doctor and patient, not a Washington bureaucrat.
It is important to make sure that we take care of people with pre-existing conditions, give the uninsured the opportunity to get coverage, and make sure children can stay on their parents policy up to age 26. Any reforms we make shouldn’t be done at the expense of the elderly or by hurting the system with which many people are already happy.
I have already voted to eliminate burdensome and costly regulations on small businesses and permanently prohibit taxpayer funding of abortion.
I will continue to push to roll back mandates and replace them with cost saving choices for consumers including:
- Enacting medical liability reform
- Allowing the purchase of health insurance across state lines
- Expanding health savings accounts
- Ensuring access for patients with pre-existing conditions
- Protecting Medicare and Medicaid for those who currently depend on them, while preserving the programs for future generations