CCAGW Supports the Better Care Reconciliation Act

For Immediate Release Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
July 13, 2017  

(Washington, D.C.) – The Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) announced its support of the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), which is the next major step in repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

CCAGW President Tom Schatz said in a statement:

“For too long, Obamacare’s dreadful mandates and taxes have caused premiums and deductibles to skyrocket for millions of Americans.  Insurers are fleeing from the marketplace at an alarming rate.  Taxpayers desperately need relief from the disastrous consequences of a law that has entered a death spiral.  On behalf of CCAGW’s more than one million members and supporters, we urge the Senate act quickly and pass the BCRA so that America’s long healthcare nightmare will finally end.”

Background:

The BCRA includes numerous pro-taxpayer reforms, including repeal of the individual and employer mandate taxes, along with the elimination of dozens of Obamacare-related taxes, which have all driven up costs. 

The bill also grants states innovation waivers, allowing them to avoid the most costly Obamacare regulations and keep premiums down.  This unprecedented flexibility for states includes allowing them to decide how best to serve the needs of their low-income citizens, individuals with special health needs, and those with pre-existing conditions, while also providing financial stability to the healthcare system.

The BCRA also boosts health savings accounts, which empowers more Americans to spend their healthcare dollars the way they see fit.

The Council for Citizens Against Government Waste is the lobbying arm of Citizens Against Government Waste, the nation’s largest nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement in government.

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