Since the passage of Obamacare, America’s families and businesses have suffered from soaring health care costs and mandates. These challenges are made worse by the fact that Obamacare is decimating the insurance market and patients’ access to care. The result? Many Americans have health coverage, but not health care. This law must be repealed to prevent further harm and provide relief for all Americans.
Paving the Way for Repeal:
Agreement by both Chambers on this resolution for fiscal year 2017, which is expected later this week, triggers the reconciliation process – a fast-track legislative procedure that is filibuster-proof in the Senate – and provides a clear path for the repeal of Obamacare as soon as possible. The resolution includes:
- Reconciliation instructions to four authorizing committees – Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce in the House; Finance and Health, Education, Labor and Pensions in the Senate – to achieve at least $1 billion each in deficit reduction over 10 years (fiscal years 2017-2026).
- Instructions for the authorizing committees to report legislation to their respective Budget Committees by January 27, 2017. The legislation will be combined for consideration on the floors of the respective Chambers.
- Reserve funds, a common and necessary budget enforcement tool, to accommodate legislation to repeal and reform Obamacare.
Fulfilling Our Promise:
Passing this resolution is the first step to deliver on our promise to repeal Obamacare and provide relief to those hurting under the burdens of this law while moving to a patient-centered health care system that gives Americans access to quality, affordable care.