Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C.– U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX) voted today in support of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which will repeal and replace Obamacare with a patient-centered system that lowers costs and expands choice.
“I promised the people of the 36th District of Texas that I would repeal Obamacare and replace it with conservative solutions – and President Trump was elected on this same platform,” said Rep. Babin. “With today’s vote, we are one step closer to fulfilling that promise and restoring health care freedom in America. While this bill is not perfect, I was proud to vote for it and provide the American people with relief from Obamacare’s higher premiums, soaring deductibles, cancelled plans, fewer choices and lowered quality of care. As Obamacare continues its death spiral, Americans could soon be without insurance. We have a duty and obligation to act.
“The American Health Care Act will lower premiums, expand options and allow Americans to choose an affordable plan that fits their needs. It will also repeal Obamacare’s burdensome taxes, expand health savings accounts and includes one of the largest entitlement reforms ever. Despite the misinformation from liberal Democrats, it will not kick millions of Americans off their health plans and continue to protect those with pre-existing conditions.
“To anyone who still believes the fantasy that Obamacare is working, consider the following:
- Obamacare premiums have skyrocketed by double digits each and every year it has been in place – leading millions of Americans to lose coverage because they either could not afford the premiums or could not afford to actually access the coverage they had paid for.
- Americans are losing choices among plans as health insurance markets are collapsing. One-third of counties across the U.S. have only one insurance provider.
- More Americans have dropped coverage, than have actually signed up for Obamacare.
“The American people have voted with their wallets and their feet. They don’t want Washington’s health care prescription. They want health care freedom and choices – and that’s what the AHCA gives them.”