WASHINGTON, D.C. | January 13, 2017
Today, we take the next step in the process of providing the American people a better way on health care.
We’ve all heard from constituents and families struggling to get by as they suffer the consequences of the fatally-flawed health care law.
In my home state of North Carolina, the average Obamacare premium has increased by a staggering 40 percent.
Terry from Advance, North Carolina, is a 70-year old retiree. But now he’s working part-time just to help pay his wife’s health care premiums, which jumped from $300 a month to more than $887 a month.
On top of higher premiums, deductibles have skyrocketed too. Patricia from Kernersville now has a whopping $6,550 deductible, and her premiums increased by 80 percent this year. Like so many Americans, Patricia is paying more for less coverage.
And despite being promised, “If you like your health care plan, you can keep it,” millions of Americans have been kicked off their plans.
Scott from Hickory has had his health insurance canceled three times now—disrupting his continuity of care.
We’ve also heard from countless small business owners who can no longer afford coverage for their employees because of limited resources and soaring costs.
Facing similar challenges, school leaders and college administrators have spoken out about how Obamacare is exacerbating tight budgets — hurting teachers, faculty members, and ultimately, the students they serve.
The current situation is not sustainable. So, Republicans are here on a rescue mission by providing the American people relief. It’s time to repeal President Obama’s government takeover of health care. It’s time to advance patient-centered reforms that lower costs, provide more choices, and put working families — not government bureaucrats — in control of their health care.
I urge my colleagues to support this budget resolution, because it will move us one step closer to the patient-centered health care the American people desperately want and need need.