U.S. Rep. Greg Walden releases legislation to repeal, replace Affordable Care Act

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Greg Walden (R-Hood River) has released legislation as part of the Republican effort to “repeal and replace Obamacare.”

According to a press release, the legislation will create a state fund to help low-income Americans afford health care and “unwind” the Obama administration’s Medicaid expansion.

“At town halls and meetings I’ve held throughout my district, Oregonians have asked for the same things when it comes to their care: greater choice, lower cost, and flexibility to choose the plan that best suits their needs. Our plan provides Oregonians with just that. It maintains important protections for consumers — including for those with pre-existing conditions and for young adults on their parents’ plans — and it doesn’t pull the rug out from anyone currently on Medicaid,” said Walden.  “I’m proud that the plan we’ve put forth today reflects eight years’ worth of conversations with families, patients, and doctors. Simply put, we have a Better Way to deliver solutions that put patients — not bureaucrats — first, and we are moving forward united in our efforts to rescue the American people from the mess Obamacare has created. Today is the first step in helping families across this country obtain truly affordable health care, and we’re eager to get this rescue mission started.”

The House Energy and Commerce Committee will hold a markup of the bill on March 8.

You can read the full text of the bill with legislative recommendations HERE.

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