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Forbes magazine has a great new article: "The Tea Party's Plan for Replacing ObamaCare."
In it, the magazine's health policy guru Avik Roy reviews the new, FreedomWorks-endorsed Patient OPTION Act (H.R. 4224) authored by Congressman Paul Broun of Georgia.
This bill would fully repeal ObamaCare and replace it with a series of common-sense reforms.
FreedomWorks regards the Patient OPTION Act as the best health care reform package introduced so far this Congress and a great down-payment on a patient-centered system.
Roy is also positive:
The OPTION Act may not be a cure-all for the ills of American health care, but it does offer a number of useful and original reforms that would make health care cheaper and more accessible. More people should take a look at it.
Together with the State Health Flexiblity Act (a solid Medicaid reform bill authored by Congressman Todd Rokita of Indiana and supported by Dr. Broun), we think this bill represents a bold, principled approach to health care reform.
Let's make this the last year of ObamaCare—and the first year of affordable, patient-centered health care. Let's pass the Patient OPTION Act.
TAKE ACTION: Tell your Congressmen to cosponsor the Patient OPTION Act.
Dean Clancy is FreedomWorks' Legislative Counsel and Vice President, Health Care Policy.