VIDEO: Price Discusses Obamacare Repeal on Fox News
WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price, M.D. (GA-06) appeared on Fox News this morning to discuss H.R. 3762, the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015 which repeals the coercive core of Obamacare and paves the way for patient-centered health care reform. The reconciliation bill is set to be adopted by the House of Representatives tomorrow and will be the first broad Obamacare repeal bill sent to President Obama’s desk.
On the Obamacare repeal effort:
“This is really an important event this week. For the first time, we are going to be able to have a bill pass through the Senate and the House, get it on the president’s desk, that repeals Obamacare. That fulfills our responsibility to represent our constituents, and recognize what they know and that is that this law is not only harming the health of so many Americans in many many ways across this country but the health our of economy. So what we will do is put this bill on the president’s desk that will repeal Obamacare, and will let the president then say whether or not he stands with the American people or whether he’s getting in the way of positive solutions.”
On what a patient-centered health care reform effort looks like:
“It respects the principles that are violated by Obamacare. So, accessibility for every single American but not a mandate that dictates to people what they’ve got to buy. Affordability. The cost of health care is skyrocketing. We need to bring those costs down. Incentives for the highest quality of health care in the world. Quality is being harmed by Obamacare. And choices. The incredible amount of choices that patients want. They want to be the ones that select who’s treating them and where and when and the like. So we’ll respect those principles. And when you look at those principles, then you can figure out exactly what the bill ought to look like. And that’s what we’ll be doing through our committee process.”