Following reports that Senate Republicans will release their healthcare reform bill later this week, FreedomWorks President Adam Brandon released the following statement:
"Republicans have the opportunity to save the American healthcare system, but Leader Mitch McConnell must follow through on his promise to repeal ObamaCare ‘root and branch.’ Without a forceful repeal of ObamaCare we will be unable to implement the patient-centered reforms needed to save our system.
"It’s essential that any reform effort allows states flexibility to determine their own definitions of community rating, which, under ObamaCare, undermines the entire idea of insurance as risk management. By extending Medicaid expansion to 2027, the Senate majority leader is essentially surrendering to moderates in his conference and ignoring grassroots conservatives. Barack Obama could support it going to 2027 because that means it will never be rolled back.
"There is still time for Senate Republicans to follow through on their campaign promises to repeal ObamaCare and transform the American healthcare system to serve patients.”