Americans deserve better. After all, we’re a nation founded on freedom and a people dedicated to finding opportunity for all. ObamaCare’s command-and-control system has canceled coverage, driven costs higher and put Washington bureaucrats between patients and their doctors. It’s time for the White House to stop defending the indefensible. It’s clear that ObamaCare’s system of mandates, taxes and regulations cannot work. ...
I’ve joined more than 100 of my House colleagues in co-sponsoring H.R. 3121, the American Healthcare Reform Act. Our common-sense legislation lowers costs by allowing families to purchase their health insurance across state lines where companies compete for their business. We cut down on the junk lawsuits that drive patients’ bills higher through attorney fees and expensive malpractice insurance.
We expand access to personalized Health Savings Accounts that let patients save pre-tax dollars for their own heath care decisions. We make health insurance portable by reforming the tax code to create a more level playing field. And as states like Indiana have found innovative ways to lower costs and cover individuals with pre-existing conditions, we encourage, not restrict, these proven state-based solutions.
It’s time to change course with reforms that empower patients, expand choices and lower costs. We’ve put solutions on the table and are ready to work on ideas that put Americans first. We can move forward when Washington realizes what families already know — ObamaCare is doing more harm than good. The American people can’t afford another broken promise.
Marlin Stutzman has represented Indiana’s 3rd Congressional District since 2010. He sits on the Financial Services Committee.