Cornyn: American Health Care Act is Real Entitlement Reform
WASHINGTON – Today on the Senate floor, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) discussed important reforms that the American Health Care Act, legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare, will make to Medicaid. Excerpts of Sen. Cornyn’s remarks are below, and video of his remarks can be found here.
“Earlier this year, we began the legislative process to deliver on our biggest promise: repealing and replacing Obamacare with more affordable and more accessible health care options, options that will work for all American families.”
“It's time for Congress to keep its promise.”
“Republicans in Congress have introduced a bill now being marked up in the House that the President can actually sign once it's passed to get us out of this mess.”
“There will be changes along the way, but ultimately the House will pass the bill and send it to the Senate, and then we'll have an opportunity to offer our amendments.”
“This legislation promotes sensible reforms that will make sure big-ticket items like Medicaid also are put on a more sustainable fiscal path.”
“It will also return the authority back to the states to come up with the flexible programs they need in order to deal with the specific health care needs of the people in their state.”
“This bill is the opposite of Obamacare in every way. It will control spending in a commonsense way, it will repeal Obamacare's taxes and the individual and employer mandate, and it will provide more flexible free-market options for families across the country.”
“I look forward to working with my colleagues in the House, and the Senate, and now in the Trump Administration to get this done in the next few weeks.”
Senator John Cornyn, a Republican from Texas, is a member of the Senate Finance, Intelligence, and Judiciary Committees.