ATR President Grover Norquist released the following statement following the House Rules Committee approval of the Palmer-Schweikert Amendment to the American Health Care Act (AHCA):

“The Palmer-Schweikert Amendment will help reduce premiums and move to a competitive health insurance market. This progress shows that consensus on enacting the House Republican Obamacare repeal and replace legislation is growing stronger.

“In all, the American Health Care Act is a $1 trillion tax cut and $1.2 trillion spending cut over the next decade. It’s passage makes fundamental tax reform possible this year. The AHCA also block grants Medicaid and expands Health Savings Accounts. It’s a giant step forward in reforming our nation’s health care system.”