WASHINGTON—Today, US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) released a statement following the withdrawal of the American Health Care Act in the United States House of Representatives:
“Obamacare was designed in a fundamentally flawed way that continues to hurt families through excessively high costs and deductibles. We still need to repeal and replace this failed law, which will collapse under its own weight. This is not over,” said Dr. Cassidy. “The Cassidy-Collins plan would fulfill President Trump’s pledge to meet America’s health care needs in a fiscally conservative way that lowers premiums.”
On January 23, 2017, Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) introduced the Patient Freedom Act (PFA) of 2017, a comprehensive replacement plan for Obamacare, with Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) as original cosponsors. Senators Lindsay Graham (R-SC) and Mike Rounds (R-SD) have also cosponsored this legislation.
The PFA takes power from Washington and returns it to state capitols and individuals in order to expand access to health care for all Americans, especially those with pre-existing conditions. This proposal gives patients the power by making enrollment easy, requiring price transparency, eliminating mandates, and transferring power over insurance back to patients and state governments.
To read more about the bill, click here or go to www.cassidy.senate.gov