Mar 08, 2017 /

Rep. McMorris Rodgers: Republican Plan to Repeal and Replace Obamacare is a Rescue Mission

Obamacare, though well-intentioned, has failed. People in Eastern Washington are paying more and more for health care. Rep. McMorris Rodgers is on a rescue mission with the American Health Care Act, our plan to repeal Obamacare and replace it with a 21st Century health care system that puts people, not the government, in control. Here’s the latest:

Rep. McMorris Rodgers’ Official Statement on Introduction of The American Health Care Act

We just introduced the American Health Care Act – the bill details for our plan to repeal and replace Obamacare. You can read the full text at GOP.gov/ReadTheBill.

Posted by Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers on Monday, March 6, 2017

In her official statement shared via Facebook video, the Congresswoman says:

“The House just introduced The American Health Care Act. This is our plan to repeal Obamacare and replace it with a 21st century health care system that works for everyone. We are ensuring a smooth transition, and we’re doing this right—through the step-by-step, committee process. Through regular order—open hearings, open debates—we’re giving people transparency and the opportunity for input. Our legislation is about restoring people’s control over their health care. This bill ensures people with pre-existing conditions have access to care; allows young adults to stay on their parents’ plan until they are 26; helps Americans access affordable, quality health care through monthly tax credits; modernizes Medicaid and strengthens it for our most vulnerable; empowers individuals and families to save and spend their health care dollars the way they want and need; and, dismantles the Obamacare taxes and mandates. By offering more choices, we can help create a 21st Century health care system that provides affordable care, access, and choice. You can read the text of the bill at readthebill.gop.”

The full text of The American Health Care Act can be found at readthebill.gop.

We’re on a rescue mission: McMorris Rodgers’ remarks at House Republican Leadership Press Conference:

We are on a mission to repeal and replace Obamacare. It’s a rescue mission to save families and patients all across this country. And we’re starting this process immediately, in fact, this morning I will be at the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, working through our legislation, the American Health Care Act, in a open, step-by-step process.

Posted by Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers on Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Key Quote: “We are on a mission to repeal and replace Obamacare. It’s a rescue mission to save families and patients all across this country. We are saving people from rising health care costs. From plans being cancelled. From people losing their doctors.”

An open, transparent process: McMorris Rodgers’ comments during the House Committee on Energy and Commerce markup

We’re on a rescue mission. Obamacare, though well-intentioned, has failed. People in Eastern Washington are paying more and more for health care. Below are my comments during the House Committee on Energy and Commerce markup — one step in an open, transparent, step-by-step process to repeal Obamacare and replace it with a people-first approach to health care.

Posted by Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers on Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Key Quote: “We’re on a rescue mission. Obamacare, though well-intentioned, has failed. People in Eastern Washington are paying more and more for health care.”

Fast Facts about The American Health Care Act:

Keeps our promise to repeal and replace Obamacare

  • Provides a stable transition to a patient-centered system.
  • Means lower costs, more choices, and greater control over your health care.
  • Keeps our promise to repeal and replace Obamacare.
  • Under Obamacare, premiums are soaring, choices are dwindling, and things are only getting worse. The head of a major insurance company recently stated that the law is in a “death spiral.”
  • The American Health Care Act rescues people from this collapsing law, and begins a stable transition to a patient-centered system that gives every American access to quality, affordable care.

A stable transition to a patient-centered system

  • With a stable transition, we will make sure that no one has the rug pulled out from under them.
  • Our plan protects patients with pre-existing conditions, and ensures young adults can remain on their parents’ plan.
  • Our plan protects access to quality care for the poor and most vulnerable.

Lower costs, more choices, and greater control over your health care

  • Protects the poor and most vulnerable by modernizing and strengthening Medicaid and giving states greater flexibility to serve the patients most in need.
  • Helps middle-income Americans gain access to affordable coverage by providing advanceable, refundable monthly tax credits for people who don’t receive insurance through work or a government program.
  • Promotes more choice and competition among insurers by enhancing health savings accounts (HSAs) so that you have more freedom and flexibility with your health care dollars.
  • Empowers states to better serve people in need through patient-state stability funds that can be used to support high-risk pools, reinsurance programs, and cut out-of-pocket costs.
  • Eliminates costly insurance mandates so that consumers can more easily buy the kind of plan that fits their particular needs.

As always, the Congresswoman welcomes feedback and encourages everyone to reach out to her office. You can connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, and via her website at www.mcmorris.house.gov. You can also contact any of her offices:

Colville Office:
555 South Main Street, Colville, WA 99114
Phone: 509-684-3481

Spokane Office:
10 North Post Street, Suite 625, Spokane, WA 99201
Phone: 509-353-2374

Walla Walla Office:
26 E. Main Street, Suite 2, Walla Walla, WA 99362
Phone: 509-529-9358

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