As a society, I believe that individuals and families should have access and options for affordable health care. Obamacare, the largest tax increase in most Americans’ lives, simply was not the answer. Premiums skyrocketed, choice disintegrated, and our federal government is now saddled with more debt than at any other time in our history. We must act to fully repeal and replace that broken system as quickly as possible. Our people are suffering, and we must act effectively to fix this disaster.
With respect to replacement, the number one goal should be to reduce the cost of the entire system. The proposals being suggested today simply shift cost from one group to another. That fundamentally misses the point. The one thing we know for sure is that a free enterprise system always results in lower costs, higher quality, and more choice for consumers.