Rep. Messer Calls on Congress to Come Back Next Week to Repeal & Replace Obamacare
“Congress is leaving for Easter break with work undone”
Rep. Luke Messer (IN-06) today called on Congress to come back next week, instead of breaking early for Easter, to repeal and replace Obamacare.
In a Floor speech addressing his colleagues in the House, Messer said, “Congress is leaving for Easter break with work undone.”
“For seven years, we’ve told the American people we would repeal Obamacare and replace it with something better, and we have legislation that provides that opportunity,” Messer said today on the House Floor. “My hope is we will be back next week, before Easter. We need to do what we said we would do.”
Earlier today, Messer joined members of House Republican Leadership to announce an amendment to the American Health Care Act that Messer said safeguards patients with pre-existing conditions in a way that will also lower premiums.
The Palmer-Schweikert amendment creates a $15 billion Federal Invisible Risk Sharing Program that will help states reduce premiums by reimbursing health insurance issuers for high cost individuals beginning in 2018.
A video of Rep. Messer’s remarks on the House Floor today can be found here.
Congress is scheduled to begin a two-week Easter break today.