Mar 7, 2017

Washington, DC (March 7, 2017) Congressman Steve Pearce today released the following statement after the House Republicans released their plan to replace Obamacare.

"It is no secret that Obamacare is collapsing. In Congress, we are left with two options – Do nothing or take action to replace it with a more sustainable system. For New Mexico, this means protecting the coverage people have, while also expanding choice and affordability,” stated Rep. Pearce. “But this proposed plan is not perfect. It does contain a much needed transition period for the State Medicaid program, which has the potential to greatly benefit New Mexico. Yet, it continues many of the same mandates that have driven health insurance prices up for millions, making coverage unaffordable and inaccessible. Significant questions remain about the implementation of this plan, its affordability for consumers, and its ability to be signed into law."

Rep. Pearce continued to state, “I’ve continuously heard from people in my district who are unable to afford coverage due to skyrocketing premiums and either forced out of the marketplace completely or forced into Medicaid. It is no question that we need to repeal Obamacare, but we must work together to establish a suitable plan to replace it.”