WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Tom Price, M.D. (GA-06) issued the following statement after introducing H.R. 2300, the Empowering Patients First Act – legislation that fully repeals Obamacare and starts over with patient-centered solutions:
“Under Obamacare, the American people are paying more for health care and getting less – less access, less quality, and fewer choices. The status quo and its defenders are empowering Washington and harming patients and doctors. With real, patient-centered reforms we can build a more innovative and responsive health care system – one that empowers patients and ensures they and their doctor have the freedom to make health care decisions without bureaucratic interference or influence.
“The Empowering Patients First Act puts patients, families and doctors in charge by focusing on the principles of affordability, accessibility, quality, innovation, choices and responsiveness. Those principles form the foundation of the solutions in H.R. 2300 – solutions including individual health pools and expanded health savings accounts, tax credits for the purchase of coverage and lawsuit abuse reforms to reduce the costly practice of defensive medicine. The solutions in the Empowering Patients First Act will get Washington out of the way while protecting and strengthening the doctor-patient relationship.”
An orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Price spent more than two decades caring for patients. He previously introduced the Empowering Patients First Act in the 111th, 112th and 113th Congresses.
For the complete text of the Empowering Patients First Act, click here.
For a section-by-section description of the legislation, click here.