June 22, 2017
Secretary Price Applauds Senate Proposal to Repeal and Replace Obamacare
Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, M.D. issued the following statement in support of the Senate’s proposal to protect patients, bring down the cost of insurance coverage, and expand healthcare choices:
“Under Obamacare, premiums have skyrocketed across the country – on average doubling what Americans are paying for health insurance coverage. Because of these rising costs, millions of Americans have dropped their unaffordable coverage and others have been forced to pay a penalty to Uncle Sam just for the right to go without. Patients, doctors, job creators, and Americans from all walks of life are being harmed and losing access to affordable coverage and the care they need. We have heard their voices. Dudley Bostic, the owner of a local pharmacy in Tennessee, recently explained how access to affordable healthcare is disappearing for so many in her community. And Dr. Ryan Stanton from Kentucky shared the importance of putting patients and doctors in charge of healthcare, not Washington D.C., and protecting the doctor-patient relationship.
“That’s why we welcome the Senate’s proposal to provide Americans with much needed relief from Obamacare. The Senate’s proposal is built on patient-centered reforms that put the American people in charge of their healthcare decisions, not government, protecting patients, bringing down the cost of coverage, and expanding choices.
“The Trump Administration is committed to the health of all Americans. Here at the Department of Health and Human Services, we have already taken steps to reduce Obamacare’s burdens for the American people. You can learn more about HHS actions to lower premiums and protect patients by visiting hhs.gov/relief.”