March 24, 2017, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement praising the House for delaying the health care replacement proposed by House Speaker Paul Ryan:
“Americans for Limited Government praises the House for standing on principle and defeating the deeply flawed Ryancare proposal. We urge Congressional leaders to sit down with conservatives to craft a new free market alternative that lowers costs and does have the votes to pass. At a minimum, proposed legislation must repeal Obamacare, respect the states, protect patients who do not want to be locked into federally mandated insurance plans, allow consumers to go across state lines to buy plans and eliminate any and all government-mandated penalties for not holding insurance.
“The truth is Obamacare is still collapsing, and the only thing that has changed is that one alternative to it has been rejected. That is no reason for Congress to stop working on this issue. We urge members to come up with a fresh approach that can be supported by a majority of members of Congress.”
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