GOP Healthcare Reform Plan: ‘Phase Two’

Republicans of the House will be deliberating multiple healthcare reform proposals in hopes of bringing over hesitant GOP lawmakers to move forward with eliminating Obamacare. These proposals focus on reforming lawsuits for medical malpractice, allowing interstate insurance purchases, and should improve market competition. Republicans believe that these factors will help gradually reduce the cost of health insurance.

The Washington Examiner reports, “”We have always acknowledged that we must move separate legislation to fully repeal and replace Obamacare with a patient-centered, free-market system,” said House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif. “In the weeks to come, we will consider several bills to increase patient choice and market competition and prevent abusive medical lawsuits. These bills are just the beginning of phase three of our continued efforts to reform our healthcare system so it works for the American people.”

By moving the legislation alongside the Obamacare repeal-and-replace bill, Republicans hope to make the main bill attractive enough to cobble together a House majority.”

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