When Barack Obama, Harry Reid, and Nancy Pelosi rammed Obamacare down the throats of Americans, they did so knowing that their legislation was an intentional takeover of one-sixth of the economy, but provided an unknown commodity. No truer words have been spoken than Nancy Pelosi’s “we must pass Obamacare to find out what’s in it.”
Once Obamacare passed, the country quickly learned what she meant. In Arizona alone, health care premiums increased 190% between 2013 and 2017. Obamacare has become a pariah for all who helped with its passage, and has led to unaffordable premiums and fewer options.
For years, Republicans have promised to repeal Obamacare. With the House, Senate, and White House under Republican control, we now have an opportunity to fulfill this promise to the American people.
Since taking office at the start of the 115th Congress, I have advocated for the immediate passage of a bill that completely repeals Obamacare and all the regulations associated with it. Many agree that this action would quickly lower premiums for every American.
After we repeal Obamacare I support passing further legislation to remove the federal government from the unconstitutional role of regulating our nation's healthcare system. We should instead make it possible for companies and individuals to buy and sell insurance across state lines, incentivize establishment of high-risk sharing pools within the states, and pass many other reforms that will lower premium costs, restore state authority, and increase the freedom of Americans to make their own healthcare choices.
I am committed to the challenge of eliminating Obamacare and to re-establishing our nation's healthcare system to once again be the envy of the world.
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Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Senate released draft legislation to amend Obamacare. Congressman Andy Biggs released the following statement:
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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Andy Biggs released the following statement after voting NO on the American Health Care Act:
Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, Congressman Andy Biggs (AZ-05) submitted two amendments to the American Health Care Act (AHCA). One amendment would allow individuals to purchase health insurance across state lines. The second would allow states to opt out of any or all provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or AHCA without prior Department of Health and Human Services waiver approval.