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.”
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.”
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.
Stacy French - December 21st, 2016
BY DAVID MCINTOSH, CONTRIBUTOR - 12/21/16 01:40 PM EST
For six years Republicans have fought for the opportunity to repeal and replace ObamaCare. That time has come, and there should be no delay.
When the new Congress is sworn in on Jan. 3, it should immediately pass the budget resolution that will provide the framework for repeal. The repeal bill itself should be waiting at the Oval Office when President Trump arrives on January 20.
That repeal should provide for the elimination of the mandates on employers and individuals, and should zero out their corresponding penalties.
It should end the ObamaCare taxes, like the Medical Device tax, the Medicare surtax, the penalties and limitations that were slapped on Health Savings Accounts and Flexible Spending Accounts, the so-called Cadillac Tax, and the other fees and excise taxes used to pay for the bureaucratic mess created by ObamaCare.
Lately, there has been talk of Republicans taking three years, or even longer, to complete the process of replacing ObamaCare. That’s too long.
ObamaCare was created by Democrats as an intentionally obtuse and complicated law. Unwinding it and putting patient-centered, free-market reforms in its place will not be easy. But this Congress should fulfill the mandate that it was given by voters.
By the time House and Senate members are on the ballot for re-election in Nov. 2018, ObamaCare’s taxes, mandates, market regulations, and subsidies should be things of the past.
The longer it takes to repeal and replace ObamaCare, the harder it will get. Democrats will use any delay or hint of hesitancy to stir up trouble.
Contrary to the mainstream media narrative, Republicans have been putting forth good health care reform proposals, including strong plans from President-elect Trump’s nominee for Health and Human Services Secretary, Chairman Tom Price.
Doug Sachtleben - November 29th, 2016
“Dr. Price brings a common sense commitment to free market health care reforms.”
Washington, DC – Club for Growth president David McIntosh released the following statement in response to President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of Congressman Tom Price to lead the Department of Health and Human Services:
“Tom Price brings something to HHS that’s been missing for a long time: A common sense commitment to free market health care reforms,” said Club for Growth president David McIntosh. “Dr. Price has been a leader in the effort to repeal and replace Obamacare, even signing the Club’s Repeal It! pledge in March 2010. Along the way he’s earned a 91% Club for Growth lifetime score for voting in favor of pro-growth policies. The Club eagerly anticipates his leadership in health care reform that will lower costs and diminish the role of the federal government.”