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.
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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GILBERT, ARIZONA – One year ago today, the Trickett Wendler, Frank Mongiello, Jordan McLinn, and Matthew Bellina Right to Try Act, which Congressman Biggs introduced in the House of Representatives the first week he entered office, was signed into law by President Trump. This bipartisan legislation allows critically ill patients who have exhausted all other options to try medications that have passed basic Food and Drug Administration (FDA) safety protocols but not completed the full, multiyear approval process. Congressman Biggs issued the following statement:
An Arizona congressman plans to introduce a bill Wednesday that would end a tax deduction for abortions.
“For years, the pro-abortion movement has marketed abortion as a form of reproductive health care,” Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., said in a statement provided to The Daily Signal.
Washington, D.C. - Yesterday, President Trump announced two actions to stabilize the failing health care sector and help return additional free market control to patients and their doctors. The actions included an order to allow insurance companies to sell coverage plans across state lines and an order to eliminate the unlawful appropriation of cost-saving reductions to the Obamacare insurance industry. Congressman Biggs released the following statement:
Gilbert, Arizona – Congressman Andy Biggs released the following statement after the U.S. Senate passed Right to Try:
“I applaud the Senate for passing Right to Try. Senator Ron Johnson has worked tirelessly to bring this legislation to the Senate floor, and his efforts have succeeded today.
Gilbert, Arizona – Congressman Andy Biggs released the following statement in response to President Trump’s weekend tweets about Congressional subsidies for Obamacare premiums:
“All too often, Congress exempts itself from laws it imposes on the American people. After Democrats passed Obamacare in the dead of night, multiple loopholes were exploited so that Members of Congress did not have to feel the real economic pain of everyday Americans when paying for their health care premiums.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Andy Biggs released the following statement regarding the Senate’s progress on Obamacare repeal:
Hours after the collapse of the American Health Care Act in the Senate Monday night , the White House signaled on Tuesday that it was open to working with lawmakers in both the House and Senate for direct repeal of the Affordable Care Act (the official name of Obamacare.)
During the regular briefing for White House reporters Tuesday, Newsmax noted that there was strong sentiment among House Republicans for a simple repeal even before the AHCA collapsed Monday night and that Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) had introduced a bill for direct repeal of Obamacare.
PHOENIX — The Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as Obamacare, would be no more if an act introduced by an Arizona congressman passes.
U.S. Rep. Andy Biggs introduced the Responsible Path to Full Obamacare Repeal Act on Tuesday, just one day after the Senate’s latest plan to repeal and replace the bill failed.
Biggs said he wanted to introduce the bill to ward off concern from voters who may see the Republican Party’s inability to remove the health care law as reneging on campaign promises.
In his classic work, 1984, George Orwell coined the term “newspeak” – when the powerful use language to control the people. This is exactly what is taking place in today’s political arena.
Newspeak is clearly heard between the political class (elected officials, bureaucrats, media) and the American people in the fight to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or ObamaCare – the disastrous foray into authoritarian control over healthcare. Will the newspeak being used today ultimately fool the American people into keeping ObamaCare in place?