Speaker Paul Ryan in an email to all Americans wrote:
I want you to be the first to know: we just introduced our bill to repeal and replace Obamacare. It is called the American Health Care Act, and it is a plan to drive down costs, encourage competition, and give every American access to quality, affordable health insurance. It protects young adults, patients with pre-existing conditions, and provides a stable transition so that no one has the rug pulled out from under them.
Unlike the Democrats, we are not going to pass legislation to find out what is in it. The American Health Care Act will proceed through a transparent process of regular order in full view of the public.
Visit www.ReadTheBill.gop to download and read the bill.
Michael A. Needham, Chief Executive Officer Heritage Action for America, in an email writes:
For seven years, Republican lawmakers have campaigned on the promise of full repeal. The American people elected a Republican House, Senate, and White House to ensure this promise was kept. For most people in the individual market, there would be no significant difference between the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and the new American Health Care Act proposed by Republicans.
This is bad politics and, more importantly, bad policy.
If Republicans move forward with this bill, they will be accepting the flawed premises of Obamacare. Instead, they should fully repeal the failed law and begin a genuine effort to follow through on their seven year promises to create a free market health care system.
Let the negotiations on the proposed American Health Care Act begin.
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Rep. Mike Kelly discusses American Health Care Act with Neil Cavuto.