CONGRESSMAN MEADOWS ON SENATE HEALTH CARE DEAL

"THE DISCUSSIONS SHOULD BE AIMED AT ONE GOAL...LOWERING PREMIUMS FOR AMERICANS" 

 "MORE WORK NEEDS TO BE DONE."

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Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) released the following statement on the deal between Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Patty Murray (D-WA) to fund cost-sharing subsidies:

“At this point in time, the central purpose of our discussions on healthcare should be aimed at one goal: lowering premiums for Americans. There are elements in the Alexander-Murray plan that we can build on, but much more work needs to be done. I applaud Senators Alexander and Murray for their hard work to address this issue and their agreement is a good start and a welcome expansion from earlier discussions.

Expanding health savings accounts, providing for limited duration plans, and giving states more flexibility on waivers are all positive changes to the current system. I look forward to getting to work with my colleagues, both in the House and in the Senate, on how we can move forward and improve healthcare costs for the American people".