Alexander Commends House Passage of Legislation to Repeal Obamacare

Urges President Obama to work with Republicans to “start over” and implement “step-by-step” solutions to help more Americans access health plans that fit their needs and their budgets

Posted on January 6, 2016

MARYVILLE, Tenn., January 6 – The chairman of the Senate health committee today urged President Obama to sign legislation to repeal Obamacare after it passed the House of Representatives. The Senate voted to pass this legislation last month.

Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said, “Unfortunately Republicans were right when we warned President Obama and Democrats that Obamacare would result in fewer jobs and increased costs. Today, I renew our invitation to President Obama to work with Republicans to start over, and go step by step to implement policies that will fix our broken healthcare system, increase choice and reduce costs so more Americans can afford to buy insurance that fits their budgets.”

Some of the proposals in the legislation include:

  • Repealing Medicaid expansion and Obamacare’s new entitlement spending after a two year transition period;
  • Repealing the individual mandate and the employer mandate;
  • Repealing most of Obamacare’s 21 tax increases including the health benefits tax, the medical device tax, and the prescription drug tax;
  • And putting the savings from repealing Obamacare back into the Medicare Trust Fund which was raided by Obamacare.

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