Lanhee Chen: Repeal Begins

For almost seven years, Republicans have worked to repeal and replace Obamacare. Now, with the GOP in control of both house of Congress and the White House, the time has come for action.

This week, House leaders introduced legislation that will repeal some of the worst parts of Obamacare: its mandates, taxes and expansions of federal control—replacing it with reforms that will lower health costs and expand choices for consumers.

The House bill ensures that those with preexisting conditions who act responsibly will never be charged more for or denied coverage; it gives states greater freedom to cover the uninsured; and it expands access to health savings accounts, which put control in the hands of consumers, not bureaucrats.

Is it a perfect plan?  No.  But will improve our health care system?  Absolutely.

The fight over the Republican health reform is just getting started, but now is the time for conservatives to come together in support of this critical effort.  Congressional Republicans and President Trump deserve our help.

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