Every day I hear from Ohioans and families nationwide who are paying higher premiums, losing access to their doctors, and paying more for less quality care under Obamacare.
My colleagues and I are listening to these stories, but you also don’t need to look any further than the pages of USA TODAY to find evidence of Obamacare’s broken promises.
Here are just two recent examples:
Obamacare must be repealed and replaced with a patient-centered system with high-quality and affordable care. Right now Obamacare’s taxes — taxes on employers, individuals, providers and innovators — are driving up costs and limiting choices.
It is proof that putting government at the center of care just doesn’t work. That is why Republicans will move to eliminate these burdensome government mandates and give people the freedom to choose the care that fits their needs.
To implement these reforms, we will take a deliberate, step-by-step approach to deliver solutions that will give more flexibility to states, eliminate the onerous tax hikes in Obamacare and make health insurance portable so that patients and families, not the federal government, can be in charge of their own care.
When I was in high school growing up in Columbus, Ohio, my dad lost his job. As a result, we lost our health care plan. I know firsthand the uncertainty and anxiety families feel, especially for the more than 20,000 people who woke up one day with no coverage of their own because Obamacare’s co-op collapsed in my state.
Americans deserve a system that provides the flexible and affordable coverage they need without fear of it collapsing under its own weight.
There is a better way than Obamacare, and Republicans plan to deliver.
Rep. Pat Tiberi, R-Ohio, is chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health.
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