Enzi Statement on Senate Health Care Proposal

WASHINGTON D.C. – Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, today made the following statement after Senate Republicans released their discussion draft of legislation to stabilize health insurance markets and bring down health care premiums: 

“After months of hard work, Senate Republicans are proposing solutions to address the challenges to health care created by Obamacare that are affecting millions of hardworking families,” said Chairman Enzi.  “Senate Democratic leaders have repeatedly declared they would not be part of getting rid of the current deficient system. Members of the GOP conference discussed many different options.  The plan we’ve released today is focused on tackling the problem of skyrocketing premiums while stabilizing the collapsing Obamacare insurance markets that threaten to leave millions of Americans with no affordable options for health care.  The bill is also focused on fixing the challenges facing Medicaid while retaining our commitment to provide health care to our most vulnerable populations.  Most importantly though, it repeals the individual and employer mandates freeing the American people from the requirement that forced families to purchase insurance they either did not want or could not afford. I look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to help the nation transition from Obamacare’s broken promises to better care.” 

View the discussion draft of the Republican health care bill here.  As part of the budget reconciliation process all senators will have the opportunity to offer amendments to the bill when it is debated on the Senate floor.

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