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. - 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:
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?
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Andy Biggs introduced legislation to fully repeal Obamacare, effective October 1, 2018. He also introduced two bills to revitalize the nation’s failed health care system. Congressman Biggs released the following statement: