Broun Introduces Patient OPTION Act to Repeal and Replace Obamacare
Broun Offers Patient-Centered Solutions to Replace Obamacare
Washington, DC, Aug 1 -
U.S. Congressman Paul Broun, M.D. (GA-10) today released the following statement after reintroducing H.R. 2900, the Patient OPTION (Offering Patients True Individualized Options Now) Act. Broun’s legislation would completely repeal Obamacare and replace it with patient-centered, market-based reforms to our health care system.
Rep. Broun said, “The Patient OPTION Act is the solution Americans deserve and need. This bill will make healthcare cheaper for everyone, make coverage accessible for all Americans, and save Medicare from going broke. It is the only healthcare bill that allows patients to have full control of their healthcare – even once they’re on Medicare – and fully removes government from the doctor-patient relationship. Unlike Obama’s 2,700 page regulatory nightmare, the Patient OPTION provides clear, concise, patient-centered solutions in just 77 pages.
“The American people have made it clear that they want a do-over on Obamacare, however, time is running short, and we must work diligently to repeal and replace this disastrous law before it goes into full effect. I urge my colleagues to immediately pass the Patient OPTION Act, so we can provide the American people with solutions that actually lower costs, deliver care, and empower American families when it comes to making choices about healthcare.”
While Obamacare is a complex, 2,700 page bill, Broun’s OPTION Act puts forward several important reforms in just 77 pages:
Ø Fully repeals Obamacare;
Ø Provides 100 percent deductibility for all health care expenses, including health insurance;
Ø Increases contribution limits and adds patient-friendly reforms to Health Savings Accounts;
Ø Moves Medicare to a more flexible premium assistance program;
Ø Creates a new tax credit for donations to hospitals and clinics for indigent patient care;
Ø Allows consumers to purchase health insurance across state lines;
Ø Makes it easier for groups to establish Association Health Plans, which would allow small businesses and other entities to band together to negotiate lower costs for their employees or members;
Ø Gives doctors a tax incentive to treat indigent patients;
Ø Completely phases out the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; and
Ø Incorporates the language from H.R. 567, the State Health Flexibility Act, which would block grant Medicaid and CHIP.
Click here for a link to the full text of Congressman Broun’s Patient OPTION Act.