Last Thursday the House passed the American Health Care Act which included a new amendment that gives states the ability to opt out of core elements of Obamacare’s regulatory structure.
Writing in The Daily Signal Heritage experts Bob Moffit and Jean Morrow state:
By passing the American Health Care Act by a vote of 217-213, the U.S. House of Representatives has taken a major step in the process of repealing and replacing Obamacare.
It’s now time for the Senate to act.
In paving the way for successful House floor action, the House Rules Committee adopted an amendment enabling states to reverse the upward trajectory of premiums in their health insurance markets.
As Heritage analysts have argued, the right policy is to liberate states from Obamacare’s insurance mandates. This is a step in that direction.
Meanwhile, Heritage expert Ed Haislmaier has been busy influencing the repeal process. Even before the bill passed the House, Haislmaier was asked by Senate Conservatives for recommendations on how they could make this bill even better in the Senate.
Though the House bill wasn’t perfect it’s moving health care reform in the right direction.
Do you think the Senate will improve upon the bill?