Republicans in NC Legislature Send Letter to Ryan, McConnell Bashing Their Obamacare Lite Plan…

Excerpt From: Carolina Journal. Written By: Rick Henderson.

Saying the American Health Care Act “has problematic provisions [including] infringements on state sovereignty,” nine Republican members of the General Assembly have urged GOP congressional leaders to make big changes in the Obamacare replacement plan being circulated in Washington.

The letter, signed by more than 160 state lawmakers as of March 17, is addressed to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., the principal sponsor of the bill. The measure narrowly passed the House Budget Committee March 16 and will go before the full House as early as next week.

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The bill has faced criticism from conservative House members and senators, and policy analysts. Several of those concerns are raised in the letter.

The signers agree with the goal of repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act as soon as possible. They “especially applaud efforts to reform Medicaid.” But they argue that the AHCA would not unravel the regulatory knots or ease the fiscal burdens on states that have made Obamacare “unsustainable.”

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