One of AMAC’s founding principles has been to repeal every line of the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare. President Trump, and nearly every Republican, ran on the platform of repealing and replacing Obamacare. Since the inauguration, AMAC has had meetings with Vice President Pence, Speaker Ryan, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price, M.D., and Senate Leadership to coordinate a plan to repeal and replace the flawed legislation.
Realizing that Obamacare has had more than seven, long years to fundamentally change the health care system in our country, AMAC has supported the Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare in multi-step process. AMAC has been actively involved in promoting our three priorities in health care reform: 1) removing arbitrary restrictions on Health Savings Accounts (HSA) to allow more people to use them as they see fit; 2) Returning control of health care back to state and patient control; and 3) driving down the costs of health care. As healthcare reform is now in the Senate’s hands, AMAC will continue to work with Senate Leadership and the Administration to make seniors’ voices heard and to hold Republicans accountable to deliver on their promises to repeal and replace Obamacare.
Repeal and Replace Obamacare
Lower Prescription Drug Costs
Nearly 70% of Americans use at least one prescription medication. When it comes to people over the age of 60, that number jumps to nearly 90% of Americans using a prescription medication. Americans need and rely on prescription medications to meet their basic health needs. As medical costs have continued to spiral out of control, so too have prescription drug costs.
In early May, AMAC was invited to participate in a senior-focused, policy roundtable to discuss plans to lower prescription medications with Health and Human Services Secretary (HHS) Tom Price, M.D. In that meeting, Dan Weber emphasized the need to lower drug prices through price transparency, reducing market exclusivity for biologic drugs, and changing current legislation to help bring the cost of prescriptions down. As the conversation around pharmaceutical pricing leads to legislation, Dr. Price assured AMAC and the other senior groups, that he and the Administration would work to help seniors better afford their medications.
As if health reform alone weren’t enough, President Trump has made it clear that tax reform needs to happen during his first term. The current tax code is cumbersome, outdated, and expensive to everyday Americans. The status quo is keeping businesses outside of the U.S. from coming home, overtaxing middle-income families, and stifling small business from realizing their full potential. AMAC has been deeply involved in the conversations around tax reform to prioritize the needs of seniors and to focus our legislators on getting government out of the day-to-day lives of Americans.
In a recent roundtable, AMAC, and other conservative groups, presented our wish list on tax reform to the Speaker and his staff. AMAC emphasized the need to lower individual tax rates as much as possible, lower the corporate tax rate to bring businesses back to the U.S., and to completely eliminate the Death Tax. Speaker Ryan assured all the groups there that these provisions are the highest priority to the Republican conference, and that the House wants to pass a bill that alleviates burdens on families, individuals, and families. AMAC supports this approach, and is eager to work with Republican leadership to give all Americans a tax break.
Promoting Faith, Family, and Freedom
AMAC has long-advocated for a return to the traditional values that make America great. Protecting the right of religious expression, honoring the family, and fighting for liberty have been the marching orders our members have made loud and clear to us. AMAC is working in lockstep with the Administration and members of Congress to minimize Washington’s involvement in our daily lives and ensure people have faith are treated fairly in the public sphere. As legislation and executive orders protecting these traditional values emerge, AMAC is ready and willing to support such measures in any way we can.
Dan Weber urges you to contact your Senators and ask them to listen to AMAC’s Health Care Plan!
AMAC’s founder, Dan Weber, will be meeting with your Senator this week in Washington. In this meeting, Dan Weber will be representing AMAC’s 1.3 million members. We need your help! Tell your Senator that AMAC will continue to work with Senate Leadership and the Administration to make seniors’ voices heard and to hold Republicans accountable to deliver on their promises to repeal and replace Obamacare.
Read about AMAC’s B.E.S.T. Plan (Bipartisan Easy Simple Timely) to replace Obamacare: