Health Care Reform

Phase Two of Club for Growth’s Obamacare Repeal Ad Campaign Starts in Ten House Districts

Doug Sachtleben - April 13th, 2017

“Obamacare repeal is being held up by Republican moderates who are trying to keep as much of Obamacare in place they can.”  

Washington, DC – Club for Growth president David McIntosh released the following statement about Club for Growth’s anti-Obamcare TV and digital ads that begin today in ten House districts:

“Obamacare repeal made it to the one-yard line, before it was held up by Republican moderates who are trying to keep as much of Obamacare in place as they can,” said Club for Growth president David McIntosh. “The Trump Administration and conservatives rallied behind a deal –  facilitated last week by Vice President Pence – for state waivers of costly Obamacare regulations, but that can’t happen until moderates accept the deal. They have to repeal the regulations to repeal Obamacare. It’s now up to constituents to demand an end to Obamacare, with reforms that will actually lower premiums.”

The Club’s new ad can be seen here and will run on TV and digital platforms starting on April 13 in the districts of the following House members:

AZ-02 Martha McSally
IL-16 Adam Kinzinger
NC-10 Patrick McHenry
NJ-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen
NY-27 Chris Collins
OH-12 Pat Tiberi
OR-02 Greg Walden
PA-15 Charlie Dent
PA-18 Timothy F. Murphy
WV-03 Evan Jenkins

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Club for Growth Launching Million-Dollar Ad Campaign Urging Passage of Obamacare Repeal

Doug Sachtleben - April 10th, 2017

“It’s time for all Republicans to support legislation that fulfills President Trump’s pledge to end Obamacare and lower premiums.”

Washington, DC – Club for Growth president David McIntosh released the following statement about a new Club for Growth anti-Obamcare TV and digital ad campaign:

“The Trump Administration has worked tirelessly to improve the RyanCare bill so that it would actually lower premiums, but GOP moderates have worked to thwart those efforts,” said Club for Growth president David McIntosh. “The Club for Growth supported the deal for state waivers of costly Obamacare regulations that was facilitated last week by Vice President Pence, but moderates have blocked that progress. It’s time for all Republicans to do what they promised voters and back legislation that fulfills President Trump’s pledge to end Obamacare and lower premiums.”

The Club’s new ad can be seen here and will run on TV and digital platforms starting on April 11.

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Congress Should Come Back to Finish Obamacare Repeal

Doug Sachtleben - April 07th, 2017

Club President David McIntosh said the House should return to Washington, DC to finish work on the Obamacare repeal. He appeared on the Fox Business Network Thursday with host Stuart Varney.

Club Calls Out Moderates for Ditching Obamacare Repeal

Doug Sachtleben - April 05th, 2017

The Club’s Andy Roth joined David Asman of the Fox Business Network today to explain how moderate Republicans have sunk the latest attempts at getting a real repeal of Obamacare.

Memo on Obamacare Repeal

Doug Sachtleben - April 04th, 2017

 

MEMO

To:       Interested Parties

From:  Club for Growth

Date:   April 4, 2017

Re:      Time for a Deal on Obamacare Repeal

The deal to repeal Obamacare that Vice President Pence is negotiating is a major step forward. It would finally include relief for American families from skyrocketing health insurance premiums in the Obamacare repeal bill. As we understand it, the deal would give states the opportunity to seek a ten-year (and possibly permanent) waiver of burdensome Obamacare insurance regulations. Studies show that these regulations have increased health insurance premium costs by 40% to 100%.

Allowing states the chance to opt out of them will:

 

  • Open the way for insurance companies to offer a greater menu of lower-cost options to consumers, fulfilling President Trump’s commitment to drive down health care costs.
  • Save taxpayers by letting states waive costly regulations.
  • Restore the principle of federalism to at least part of health care.

There is also a new proposal to reduce costs by expanding state high-risk pools.

If House leadership won’t accept this new improvement to their bill, they will miss a key opportunity to put Obamacare repeal back on track.

We think the Vice President’s effort is a good step forward, and, as long as the bill language fully reflects these new cost-saving reforms, the Club for Growth will support it.

As we said last week, Republicans – both conservatives and moderates – would have to be the ones to put together a good package for repealing and replacing Obamacare. It is important to note that, so far, conservatives have improved the bill significantly:

 

  • Scaling back Obamacare regulations – yet to be agreed to
  • Ending the individual and employer mandates
  • A quick repeal of Obamacare taxes that will save taxpayers almost $900 billion
  • Expanding Health Savings Accounts
  • Reducing the cost of Medicaid and, for the first time, allowing states to receive Medicaid funds in a block grant
  • Including a work requirement for Medicaid recipients

Taken together, these improvements are making the bill into a real repeal of Obamacare.

We’ve always known that all sides would not get everything they sought, and that the final bill would be less than perfect. But, by doing these real changes that lower premiums, reduce taxes, and improve Medicaid, Republicans in Congress can still repeal and replace Obamacare.