DUFFY: REPEAL TODAY IS “FIRST STEP”
“Tomorrow, we begin the process of replacement with commonsense, market-based solutions that are going to bring costs down.”
WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Congressman Sean Duffy gave the following speech from the floor of the U.S. House during debate of H.R. 2, the repeal of the healthcare law:
“Americans have wanted health care reform for some time now, but they don’t want what passed last spring.
“This was a 2,000 page bill that gives us more mandates and more regulation. It doesn’t accomplish the goal of reducing costs and increasing access. And it puts our healthcare decisions in the hands of bureaucrats, not in the hands of patients and family members, where it belongs.
“There is a better way.
“With today’s repeal, this is the first step.
“Tomorrow, we begin the process of replacement with commonsense, market-based solutions that are going to bring costs down. Solutions like: competition across state lines, portability, price transparency, tax parity and allowing folks who have pre-existing conditions to obtain coverage.
“I look forward to starting tomorrow to working with not only my friends here on the right, but also my colleagues on the left to craft a bill that’s going to work for the American People.”