WASHINGTON—Today, US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD and US Representative Pete Sessions announced new bicameral legislationas an alternative to Obamacare that empowers Americans to make their own healthcare decisions without discriminatory mandates and onerous regulations. The World’s Greatest Healthcare Plan will provide an affordable, predictable, competitive marketplace that will create a healthier society and a stronger economy.
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“House Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions, R-Texas, and Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., plan to introduce what they are terming an “alternative” health care bill Thursday which will not repeal ObamaCare, but work alongside the existing Affordable Care Act and modify various parts of the system.”
Washington Examiner: GOP health insurance reform plan centers on tax credits
“Cassidy, a physician, said the proposal offered by the two lawmakers allows patients to have more control over their own healthcare by eliminating bureaucracy. ‘It is a solution that will provide an affordable, predictable, competitive marketplace that will create a healthier society and a stronger economy,’ Cassidy said.”
“It would eliminate many central aspects of the Affordable Care Act, including the mandates for individuals to have coverage and for employers to provide it, as well as requirements for what an insurance plan must cover.”
“Conservatives have long argued that giving Americans a basic tax credit to use to shop for health insurance no matter where they work would free up the health insurance market and drive down costs.”