Press Releases

Conservatives Won Major Improvements to the American Health Care Act

Doug Sachtleben - May 04th, 2017

“Without changes negotiated by House conservatives, countless Americans would be assured of still paying more for health insurance in 2018 and 2019.”

 

Washington, DC – Club for Growth president David McIntosh released this statement following House passage of the American Health Care Act:

 

“Republicans owe a debt of gratitude to conservatives for greatly improving the AHCA and getting Obamacare repeal on a path that will finally offer the chance to lower insurance costs for millions of Americans,” said Club for Growth president David McIntosh. “Two months ago the AHCA was going nowhere, precisely because it didn’t address the GOP promise to go after the drivers of higher costs. But, conservatives negotiated major improvements in the repeal of Obamacare’s taxes, the ending of the Medicaid expansion, and the opportunity to cut consumer costs by letting states waive onerous Obamacare regulations. Without those changes, the AHCA would have left countless Americans still paying more for their health insurance in 2018 and 2019. The work of House conservatives, and the ongoing work of Senate conservatives, will continue to move us toward Obamacare repeal and replacement.”

 

A summary of improvements to the AHCA can be found here.

Memo to the GOP: Millions of Americans Are Still Waiting for Affordable Health Insurance

Doug Sachtleben - May 03rd, 2017

“The AHCA is not a perfect bill, but it does offer means that would make health insurance more affordable for working-class families.”

 

Washington, DC – Club for Growth president David McIntosh released the following statement about the current status of health care reform in the House of Representatives:

 

“As health care reform is being driven into a ditch by misinformed polls, slanted news coverage, and painful and emotional personal stories, this fact is being lost: Millions of Americans who have been buying their own health insurance have experienced annual double-digit premium increases, and they can’t afford the weak coverage they’ve gotten under Obamacare,” said Club for Growth president David McIntosh. “The American Health Care Act is not a perfect bill, and we’ve been vocal about our criticisms, but let’s be clear: It does offer means that would make health insurance more affordable for working-class families. It does preserve protections for people with pre-existing conditions to get coverage, and it does create a new high-risk pool structure to ensure that even the most chronically ill patients are protected. Conservatives have worked hard to get to a place where more Americans will finally get the benefit of being able to choose more coverage that won’t shatter their budgets, and it’s time to pass the bill and send it on to the Senate.”

New Club for Growth TV Ad Thanks Congressman Tom MacArthur For His Work on Obamacare Repeal

Doug Sachtleben - April 27th, 2017

“Congressman MacArthur has worked with Rep. Mark Meadows to reach a compromise we can support.”

Washington, DC – Club for Growth president David McIntosh released the following statement about the Club for Growth’s new TV ad that urges constituents of Congressman Tom MacArthur (NJ-03) to thank him for his work to repeal and replace Obamacare:

“Congressman MacArthur has been at the forefront of finding a way to repeal and replace Obamacare, even while many moderate Republicans have refused to negotiate,” said Club for Growth president David McIntosh. “His work with Congressman Mark Meadows has produced a compromise that we are able to support, and we hope his constituents will recognize the work Rep. MacArthur has done to move Congress closer to getting rid of Obamacare and lowering the cost of health insurance for many Americans.”

The Club’s new ad will run on cable TV starting on April 28 in Rep. MacArthur’s district. The ad can be seen here: https://youtu.be/3JrHq9faws0

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Rep. Roger Williams: Pro-Growth Tax Reform Should Cut Taxes and Reject the BAT

Doug Sachtleben - April 27th, 2017

 “Rep. Williams’ message – cut taxes, cut spending, and reject the Border Adjustment Tax – should be echoed by every Republican in Congress.”

 

Washington, DC – Club for Growth president David McIntosh released the following statement in response to an interview Congressman Roger Williams gave to Bloomberg on the topic of tax reform:

“Congressman Williams has just given his colleagues in Congress the core principles of pro-growth tax reform: cut taxes, cut federal spending, and reject the Border Adjustment Tax,” said Club for Growth president David McIntosh. “With the House of Representatives now framing the legislative language for historic tax reform, Rep. Williams’ message – don’t cut taxes, and then raise them by creating a BAT – should be echoed by every Republican in Congress. We hope Rep. Williams’ constituents will thank him for emphasizing the proven formula that cutting taxes leads to economic growth that will create more taxpayers.”

 

 

 

Club for Growth on Trump Tax Proposal: This is What Pro-Growth Tax Reform Looks Like

Doug Sachtleben - April 26th, 2017

“Cutting rates and eliminating deductions will put the U.S. squarely on the path of sustained economic growth.”

Washington, DC – Club for Growth president David McIntosh released the following statement in response to the tax reform principles outlined by the Trump Administration:

 

“The Trump Administration’s tax reform proposal is massively pro-growth,” said Club for Growth president David McIntosh. “Cutting rates and eliminating deductions will put the U.S. squarely on the path of sustained economic growth, and allowing small and mid-size businesses to use a new 15% business tax rate is crucial to that growth. This is the tax plan that the American people supported when they elected President Trump, so House Republicans would do well to give it their full support.”