HHS Nominee Supports Free-Market Health Care Choices

Doug Sachtleben - January 18th, 2017

“Health care reform is finally moving away from government-centered command and control.”

Washington, DC – Club for Growth president David McIntosh released the following statement in response to published reports of the remarks of HHS Secretary nominee Rep. Tom Price at his confirmation hearing before the Senate HELP Committee:

“Liberals are in full-on panic mode at the prospect of an HHS Secretary who wants consumers to have a ‘full array’ of choices for health care coverage,” said Club for Growth president David McIntosh. “Dr. Price affirmed his support for Health Savings Accounts and high-deductible catastrophic coverage options as ‘things that make a whole lot of sense.’ Costs and efficiency will improve as health care reform finally moves away from government-centered command and control, and toward choices and real competition.”


Note: Politico Pro reported that Rep. Tom Price “…would support providing  consumers with the option of high-deductible health plans and health savings accounts.” It also noted that “…he backs giving consumers a ‘full array’ of health plan choices plus the ‘voluntary choice’ of selecting one or not. ‘Health savings accounts and high-deductible catastrophic coverage are things that make a whole lot of sense,’ Price said.”

Club Urges Congress to Move on Obamacare Repeal & Replacement

Doug Sachtleben - January 13th, 2017

Club President David McIntosh was on After the Bell on Fox Business on Thursday, urging Congress to move forward with the repeal of Obamacare and replacement with free-market reform. View that clip here.


Key Vote Alert – “YES” on Obamacare Repeal Resolution

Andrew Roth - January 11th, 2017


“YES” on the Obamacare Repeal Resolution (S.Con.Res. 3)

The Club for Growth urges all members of Congress to support the Obamacare Repeal Resolution (S.Con.Res. 3), which also includes the FY17 budget resolution.  A vote is expected in both chambers this week.  The vote will be included in the Club for Growth’s 2017 Congressional Scorecard.

This proposal would be the first step in repealing the disastrous Obamacare program.  It would establish reconciliation instructions for committees to report language that would effectively gut the big-government healthcare law.  We have the full expectation that this language will be considered in the first quarter of the year, and that it will abolish ALL of Obamacare’s taxes.  We also expect that a replacement plan will be considered within two years, contrary to the longer term plans that have been discussed in the media.

Congress still has a lot of work to do in order to end Obamacare and replace it with a market-driven, pro-growth healthcare insurance plan, but passing this resolution is the necessary first step.  We strongly urge passage.

Our Congressional Scorecard for the 115th Congress provides a comprehensive rating of how well or how poorly each member of Congress supports pro-growth, free-market policies and will be distributed to our members and to the public.

Club for Growth Applauds Senate GOP for Preserving Earmark Ban

Doug Sachtleben - January 11th, 2017

“Senate Republicans did the right thing today, and Senator Flake deserves credit for pushing the issue.”

Washington, DC – Club for Growth president David McIntosh released the following statement in response to published reports that Senate Republicans voted to continue their ban on earmarks:

“House Republicans should take a cue from their Senate counterparts on earmarks,” said Club for Growth president David McIntosh. “Senate Republicans did the right thing today by extending the ban on earmarks, and Senator Jeff Flake (AZ) deserves credit for pushing the issue. Now, House Republicans should do the same: Keep the ban on earmarks.”

OP-ED: Trump’s “Big [Bad] Border Tax”

Doug Sachtleben - January 05th, 2017

By David McIntosh

Read the article on Townhall.com >>>

When the President-elect takes to Twitter to threaten a major American company with a “big border tax,” as he did again on Tuesday, Americans are the real losers. First, it is working families who would pay the Big Tax. Second, the fact that the future leader of the free world is signaling out a private employer for a campaign of berating criticism means that everyone is in jeopardy.

American companies already face the highest corporate tax rate in the industrialized world at 35%. Forty-four states levy an additional corporate income tax. Those high taxes are passed along to consumers as the price of doing business.

If the President-elect follows through on his threats, those costs will soar even higher. In fact, here’s exactly what happens when Washington imposes tariffs on imports coming into the country:

1. The price of the imported product rises. A tariff is a hidden tax that’s passed along to buyers. Tariffs are often in double digits so they hurt everyone from consumers buying new electronic gadgets to businesses that are importing raw materials for products finished here.