Press Release

Jordan announces plan to reintroduce 2015 Obamacare repeal bill

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Lima, March 7, 2017 | Darin Miller (202-225-2676) | comments

Today in a press conference, Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) stated his intention to reintroduce the 2015 Obamacare repeal bill so that Congress could vote on a repeal of the 2010 Affordable Care Act. During the press conference Rep. Jordan said:

“Our goal is real simple: Bring down the cost of insurance for working families and middle-class families across this country. In an effort to do that we think you have to get rid of Obamacare completely. So tomorrow I will introduce a bill that every single Republican voted on just 15 months ago – the bill that actually repeals Obamacare. Our plan has always been repeal in one piece of legislation and replace in the other. And that replacement we talked about a few weeks ago is the bill sponsored by Dr. Paul in the Senate and Mark Sanford in the House. Make no mistake, there are three plans out there: There’s the Cassidy/Collins plan, which is basically if you like Obamacare you can keep Obamacare. There’s the leadership plan that was brought forward which, I believe you look through it, is Obamacare in a different form. And then there’s our plan, which I believe is consistent with what we told voters we were going to do. Repeal Obamacare, replace it with a market-centered, patient-centered, doctor-centered plan that actually brings down the cost of insurance, brings down the cost of healthcare, provides affordable insurance opportunities for all Americans. That’s what we’re focused on doing. Think about this: We put on President Obama’s desk a bill that repealed Obamacare, got rid of every single tax, got rid of the mandates, and now the first thing Republicans are bringing forward is a piece of legislation that we’re going to put on a Republican president’s desk that says we repeal it but keeps Medicaid expansion and actually expands it, that keeps some of the tax increases – that is not what we promised the American people we were going to do. So our plan: Repeal it – clean repeal, just like we all voted on before – separate legislation to replace what we currently have with a model that we think will bring down the cost of premiums for the hard-working people of this country who sent us here to do just that.”

VIDEO of Rep. Jordan’s remarks at the press conference: https://youtu.be/RVvIo2LYzec

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