Earlier this month, the Republican Study Committee (RSC) released its Obamacare alternative, H.R. 2653, “The American Health Care Reform Act (AHCRA).” This proposal, released by Congressmen Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), Austin Scott (R-Ga.), and RSC Chairman Bill Flores (R-Texas) replaces Obamacare with a series of patient-centered, free market reforms. The AHCRA is one of several common-sense proposals released by Congress to repeal Obamacare and make healthcare efficient and affordable.
Five years after it passed, it is clear that Obamacare has resulted in spiraling healthcare costs, lower quality care, and has reduced patient choice. The RSC plan will repeal this failed law and replace it with a series of free-market solutions that establish patient-centered care.
Firstly, this legislation will reduce discrepancies and inconsistencies between individuals receiving healthcare from employers and from the individual market. Secondly, AHCRA will expand and encourage the use of health savings accounts to empower individuals to make their own choices. Third, it will help increase access to healthcare for vulnerable Americans. Fourth, AHCRA will encourage competition and better support medical innovation. Lastly, it will address medical liability laws that all too often tie the hands of physicians.
The RSC plan 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.