Congressman Biggs Supports President Trump's Recent Actions on Obamacare
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:
"I wholeheartedly support President Trump's efforts to stabilize the health care industry and lower premiums for consumers. While his actions do not take the place of real legislative repeal and revitalization of free market health care, he is doing everything possible to save Americans from crippling health care costs and decreasing quality of care. At least there is one branch of government in the Swamp that is concerned about keeping its promises to constituents. Congress should take note.
"Rather than idly sit back and solely allow the President to make these meaningful, yet temporary, reforms, Congress should boldly take up legislation to fully repeal Obamacare. This would fulfill our commitment and codify the President's actions. Before that could even occur, however, the Senate must eliminate its flawed and extra-Constitutional sixty-vote rule to allow for this legislation to be rightly crafted. We will not achieve the majority of our goals and agenda with the sixty-vote rule still in effect. I remain stalwart in opposition to Obamacare and focused on a full repeal of its unconstitutional schemes."
Congressman Andy Biggs is a first-term Representative from Arizona’s Fifth Congressional District, representing parts of Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, and Queen Creek. Congressman Biggs is a member of the House Judiciary and Science, Space, and Technology committees, and is the chairman of the Environment Subcommittee. He lives with his wife, Cindy, in Gilbert.