ObamaCare continues to increase costs, limit options for families and seniors, and undermine small businesses’ efforts to hire more workers. In short, it remains a disaster for families and small businesses. That’s why Republicans remain committed to repealing the law and replacing with better, patient-centered solutions focused on lowering health care costs. House Republicans have passed measures to repeal the full law, as well as other measures to repeal parts of the law (many with Democratic support), in order to protect the American people from the law’s harmful consequences. President Obama has signed into law a number of House GOP measures to repeal, dismantle, or defund specific portions of the law.
On Monday, April 1, 2014, the president did so again, signing the Protecting Access to Medicare Act, legislation that repeals from ObamaCare a harmful provision designed to prop up the law at the expense of families and small employers.
The law includes Rep. Tom Reed’s (R-NY) bill (H.R. 2995) that repeals the cap on deductibles for health plans in the small group market. Repealing this provision will give employers more flexibility over the type of health care options they can offer their employees, and will expand the use of high-deductible plans paired with Health Savings Accounts (HSAs). This will help families keep their private insurance through their employer, rather than be forced to go on an ObamaCare exchange with fewer options and higher costs. That’s a win for families and small businesses.
Just a month ago, Speaker Boehner said:
“The truth is you can’t fix this law – it needs to be torn out by its roots. You may be tired of hearing about this but as long as this law is around we’re going to keep fighting it.”
Successfully repealing this ObamaCare provision is just one part of Republicans’ larger effort to repeal the full law and replace it with better solutions focused on lowering health care costs for families and small businesses.