I'll be frank -- I'm not crazy about it. I wanted to like it, especially after hearing from ObamaCare's victims: prices skyrocketing, premiums rising, plans closing, coverage decreasing. I wanted to like it, because the thought of government forcing people to buy anything -- much less health insurance -- disgusts me. We know ObamaCare is a wet blanket over our economy, smothering the job-creating ambition of small businesses. I wanted to love this bill...I just didn't.
We should be going bolder. We should get the federal government out of health care completely, not just diminish its role.
Then I remembered Tom. I met him at Waffle House. His hashbrowns were smothered & covered; his question was direct: "How will you decide which way to vote on stuff?," he asked while wiping ketchup from his mustache.
I told him I'd vote for bills that got power out of
There is no debate that the American Health Care Act means less power for DC. Specifically, under Trump's plan, the federal government cannot: provide taxpayer dollars to
With several key changes, this bill would be much bolder. It wouldn't be perfect -- but better.
There should be a work requirement. Able-bodied, childless adults who can work and choose not to should not expect America to borrow money from
States should be totally in charge of
It's easy to vote "no," and blame others for not bending to my will. It's harder to persuade others that the conservative way is the
I serve on the Budget Committee. Today my conservative colleagues and I will offer Budgetary "Motions of Instruction" to address these issues. If they pass, the Rules Committee can accept our amendments to drain this swamp even lower.
I'll vote to keep the conversation going -- to keep the legislative process focused on free-market, patient-centered healthcare. Giving up or accepting failure, simply because the initial version of this bill underwhelms, is not an option.
I owe Tom a strong fight to make
Read this original document at: https://gaetz.house.gov/media/press-releases/keep-working-repeal-obamacare