Freedom Caucus, White House praised for Ryancare improvements

May 4, 2017, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President today in the following statement reacting to the House passage of legislation that replaces Obamacare:

“The health care replacement, while far from perfect, is substantially better than it would have been thanks to the hard work of the Freedom Caucus, the White House and House negotiators, achieving a result that respects the states through the state opt-out provision of Obamacare’s insurance regulations and ending the tyranny of the individual and employer mandates.

“We urge the Senate to continue this step in the right direction by defunding law and rules that prevent individuals from purchasing insurance across state lines, removing the continuing coverage penalty and eliminating the tax subsidies for insurance and federal subsidies for Medicaid expansion that make no sense once you have a national marketplace for insurance.

“Nobody will think they need subsidies if in a competitive marketplace insurance premiums are dropping — for that is how this legislation will ultimately be judged: Does it reduce premiums?”

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