Congressman French Hill Statement on RSC Obamacare Repeal and Replace Proposal

WASHINGTON – This week, the Republican Study Committee (RSC) unveiled its plan to repeal and replace Obamacare. Since its implementation into law, the so-called Affordable Care Act has created giant increases in premiums and deductibles, forced insurers to withdraw from the markets, and limited choice and access to healthcare for hardworking American families.

Congressman French Hill (AR-02), an original cosponsor of the RSC bill, stated, “The RSC proposal would repeal Obamacare and replace it with free-market ideas to increase and expand access to insurance, spur competition, and encourage innovation, representing an important step forward toward real, patient-centered health care reforms that Americans need and deserve.

“Between solutions outlined in our Better Way Agenda, including Medicare and Medicaid reforms, and the RSC proposal, House Republicans are working to fix one of the greatest blunders of the Obama Administration—its failed health care policy. Obamacare has gone from bad to worse. Vice President-elect Mike Pence came to the Capitol yesterday to outline the president-elect’s commitment to repealing and replacing Obamacare. They are committed to working with Congress to create a plan that will actually accomplish what the previous administration promised, such as lower premiums and deductibles and increased access to care.”