March 9, 2017
New York, NY – Claire Hardwick, OAN Political Correspondent
House Republicans are working hard to make changes to the American Health Care Act before it heads to the House floor for a vote, but according to one healthcare expert, the bill is already a step in the right direction.
Paul Howard is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, and an expert on health care.
He said that the American Health Care Act takes power away from the federal government, and gives it back to the states.
This will allow voters in each state to decide what works for them, and will give lawmakers more accountability.
The bill passed its first major obstacle by clearing the Ways and Means Committee in the House of Representatives, but further markups are expected.
Especially if the bill passes in the House and heads to the Senate, where Senator Rand Paul will have a major impact.
“Senator Rand Paul has been advocating for more of a deregulatory approach, he doesn’t want to see I think new tax credits, just wants to see deregulation of the market which is part of what other Republicans want, but he views offering refundable tax credits as another entitlement, so he doesn’t want that wants to see Republicans step back from offering those kind of credits,” Howard said.
President Trump said in a tweet that the “healthcare reform bill will end in a beautiful picture,” and Congressional Republicans are working hard to make this happen.