Feb 15, 2017
Washington, D.C. – Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) released the following statement on Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) and Rep. Mark Sanford’s (R-SC) Obamacare replacement plan—endorsed by the House Freedom Caucus.
“I applaud my colleagues Senator Paul and Representative Sanford for their efforts in crafting this healthcare reform bill. The need for fundamentally sound healthcare alternatives right now is absolutely critical–Obamacare has been a disaster from the beginning, and Americans can no longer sustain the crushing weight of its failures.
Furthermore, the speculation on what a replacement will look like has created an unnecessary climate of anxiety in this discussion. As members of Congress, we have a responsibility to reassure Americans—particularly those with preexisting conditions—that they will be protected under a new system. I commend Senator Paul and Representative Sanford for releasing a plan so that we can move toward debating the issues at hand and ultimately keeping our promises to the people.”