Washington D.C., January 7, 2014— Amid numerous delays, exemptions and with significant security questions regarding healthcare.gov remaining unanswered, Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ) today declared the President’s health care plan “not fit for consumption” and pushed for immediate action to move on H.R. 3121, the American Health Care Reform Act of 2013—a comprehensive health care bill repealing the Affordable Care Act and replacing it with common-sense and cost-saving healthcare reform measures.
“After numerous rollout delays, arbitrary exemptions and security and privacy issues still left unanswered, it is clear the healthcare law of the land that has been mandated on the American people is not fit for consumption,” said Schweikert, a co-sponsor of the bill. “Ignoring reality and not taking meaningful and immediate action will only make things worse for working families struggling to cope with the uncertainty created by the President’s health care plan. We have a moral obligation to act and replace this big government health care mandate with a common-sense system that will increase access to quality and affordable health care.”
The American Health Care Reform Act of 2013 would repeal the President’s health care plan and replace it with an above-the-line standard deduction for health insurance. For example, a family with a $15,000 plan would receive an additional $5,000 tax deduction. Based upon Kaiser Family Foundation data, the vast majority of Americans will receive a tax cut under this plan.
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