Congressman Tom Price, M.D. (R- Ga.) recently introduced H.R. 2300, the “Empowering Patients First Act.” This legislation replaces Obamacare with a series of patient centered reforms that will help undo the damage to healthcare caused in recent years. The Empowering Patients First Act is one of several common-sense proposals released by Congress to repeal Obamacare and make healthcare efficient and affordable.
After five years of spiraling healthcare costs, canceled plans, lower quality care, and less choice it is clear that Obamacare does not work. H.R. 2300 will repeal this failed law and implement a series of reforms to healthcare based on the principles of affordability, accessibility, quality, innovation, choice, and responsiveness.
Specifically, this legislation will make several important improvements to the current healthcare system. First, it will implement tax credits for health insurance coverage in place of the confusing system of subsidies that exists today. Second, it will also encourage the use of health savings accounts to empower individuals to make their own healthcare choices. Third, it will take power away from malpractice lawyers and Washington bureaucrats and put it back in the hands of patients and doctors across the country.
Congressman Price’s legislation will fully repeal Obamacare and replace it with a series of meaningful reforms that lowers costs, increases efficiency, and empowers patients and doctors across the country. This proposal is an excellent improvement over the system that Obamacare has created which is characterized by increasing healthcare costs, decreasing patient choice, and has put unelected bureaucrats in charge of personal decision making.