March 22, 2017, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement urging 27 House Republicans to hold firm who are said to be opposed or strongly leaning opposed to the current Obamacare replacement now under consideration:
“It is now clear that the current health care replacement is not ready for primetime, and it is better to get the Obamacare repeal done right rather than done quick. We urge the members of the House who have expressed reservations about this legislation to hold firm. That will force a real negotiation that will improve the proposal and pass a repeal bill that respects the states and voters who don’t want to be forced into costly federal government mandated health plans any more. There is nothing wrong with improving this legislation, and no rush, frankly to get this done on Thursday. The House should be dedicated to a proposal that unites the Republican conference, not rushing a bill that falls far short of the campaign promises that brought them into the majority.
“The House GOP should hold Paul Ryan to his 2012 promise that ‘we can get 85 percent of this, for sure, repealed in reconciliation’ and ensure every bit of Obamacare that can be repealed via reconciliation is.”
“Repeal Obamacare via reconciliation, Speaker Ryan,” By Robert Romano Oct. 26, 2015 at http://netrightdaily.com/2015/10/repeal-obamacare-via-reconciliation-speaker-ryan/
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