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I believe the American people deserve a better health care solution than Obamacare. Congress needs to fully repeal it and move forward with a deliberate, thoughtful, patient-centered approach that reduces the cost of health care across the board. That is why I have voted over 50 times to repeal, dismantle, or defund the health care law’s most harmful provisions. I remain fully committed to stopping this deeply flawed health care law, which has destroyed jobs, caused millions to lose their health insurance and inflicted unnecessary mandates on the American people.
On May 4, 2017, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act (AHCA) that seeks to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Though was not a perfect bill, I believe this was a first step in fixing the issues of the bureaucracy and the out-of-control costs of the ACA. The AHCA works to protect people with pre-existing conditions. Instead of placing a tax on every individual and American business, this legislation encourages participation in the health care marketplace by providing protections for those who maintain their coverage and rewards them by making sure they cannot be denied coverage.
On June 22, 2017, the Senate released its initial version of the House-passed bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act and considered other various versions of a health care repeal. The Senate was not able to come to an agreement on a health care bill.
Moving forward, I believe we need to come together on something that we can all agree on: bringing down the costs of health care. We can do this by establishing price transparency and giving people a personal stake in the game to incentivize patients to shop for health care.
VIDEO: CLICK HERE to watch a video of Stivers speaking on the need to reform health care. VIDEO: CLICK HERE to watch a Stivers' floor speech on ensuring young adults have access to health care. VIDEO: CLICK HERE to see Stivers' floor speech on November 11, 2013 on the Keep Your Health Plan Act. VIDEO: CLICK HERE for video of Stiver's one minute speech on January 8, 2014 on volunteer firefighters impacted by Obamacare.
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