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FreedomWorks President Adam Brandon released the following statement about the amendment to the American Health Care Act, H.R. 1628, proposed by Reps. Tom MacArthur (R-N.J.) and Mark Meadows (R-N.C.):
“We’ve maintained that the American Health Care Act must do more to reduce cost of health insurance. The House Freedom Caucus realized that the bill failed to address premium costs, which have skyrocketed under ObamaCare. The MacArthur-Meadows amendment addresses two costly parts of ObamaCare, community rating and the essential health benefits, providing states with much-needed flexibility to stabilize the market, enroll more people in health plans, and bring down the cost of premiums.
“We thank Reps. MacArthur and Meadows for their work on this amendment, which represents a path forward on health care in House. If the MacArthur-Meadows amendment were adopted, we would immediately withdraw our key vote against the American Health Care Act.”