Health Care Reform

Club for Growth Opposes RyanCare

Doug Sachtleben - March 07th, 2017

“Republicans must immediately repeal Obamacare’s taxes, end the Medicaid expansion, and include interstate competition.”

Washington, DC – Club for Growth president David McIntosh released the following statement in response to the American Health Care Act released by House Republicans:

“The problems with this bill are not just what’s in it, but also what’s missing: namely, the critical free-market solution of selling health insurance across state lines,” said Club for Growth president David McIntosh. “Such an injection of competition would lead to hundreds of billions of dollars in savings, nullifying any argument by Congressional Republicans that this provision cannot be included in the current bill. If this warmed-over substitute for government-run health care remains unchanged, the Club for Growth will key vote against it. Republicans should be offering a full and immediate repeal of Obamacare’s taxes, regulations, and mandates, an end to the Medicaid expansion, and inclusion of free-market reforms, like interstate competition.”

Club for Growth Supports Conservative Opposition to GOP Effort to Retain and Repair Obamacare

Doug Sachtleben - February 28th, 2017

“The Obamacare repeal that passed Congress in 2015 must be the starting point for any repeal.”

Washington, DC – Club for Growth president David McIntosh released the following statement in support of conservatives in Congress who say they would reject a GOP Obamacare replacement proposal that was recently leaked:

“Speaker Ryan and Leader McConnell need to stand up to those in the Republican party who are fighting to retain and repair Obamacare, rather than repeal and replace it with free-market health care,” said Club for Growth president David McIntosh. “The Club for Growth stands with conservatives in the Senate and House – including Chairman Mike Lee of the Senate Steering Committee, Chairman Mark Meadows of the House Freedom Caucus, and Chairman Mark Walker of the Republican Study Committee – to urge that the starting point for any repeal be the Obamacare repeal which was passed in Congress in 2015. In addition, replacement legislation must include the kind of free-market initiatives that we’ve seen in bills like the one introduced by Senator Rand Paul and Representative Mark Sanford. Expanding Health Savings Accounts, restoring customer choice to the types of coverage available, creating interstate markets, and letting individuals and small businesses band together to buy coverage, are all key tenets of health care reform that Republicans ran on in 2016, and should fight for today. To do anything less will not lower costs or expand choice, and will leave the Republican party’s majority in jeopardy in 2018.”

Club for Growth Urges Vote on Obamacare Repeal and Replacement

Doug Sachtleben - February 16th, 2017

“Quickly schedule votes on the 2015 Obamacare repeal bill, and on the new replacement legislation from Senator Rand Paul and Congressman Mark Sanford.”

Washington, DC – Club for Growth president David McIntosh released the following statement after Rep. Mark Sanford (SC-01) introduced Obamacare Replacement legislation that is the companion to the Senate bill introduced by Sen. Rand Paul (KY):

“This isn’t complicated: Republican leaders on both sides of Capitol Hill should quickly schedule votes on the Obamacare repeal bill that was passed in 2015 and on the Obamacare replacement legislation from Senator Rand Paul and Congressman Mark Sanford,” said Club for Growth president David McIntosh. “With these bills, conservatives in Congress have charted a clear course to replace Obamacare with strong free-market solutions. Voters gave Republicans the charge to repeal and replace Obamacare, and the continued delays and discussions about repairing Obamacare need to stop.”

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.