What Others Are Saying About HR-2300
According to our analysis, H.R. 2300 would lead to smaller premium increases on average when compared to current law. The largest reductions would occur in narrow network and high PPO insurance products. The number of insured individuals would increase by 29 percent in 2016, a smaller net increase than current law by 3 percentage points. Over ten years, H.R. 2300 would yield a net savings of $2,337 billion.
Douglas Holtz-Eaken and Stephen Parente, American Action Forum
As Obamacare collapses around us, Democrats in Washington are offering the American people a false choice: either stick with this disastrous law or let insurance companies run the show. But there is a third option – a better option – and that’s patient-centered health care. As a physician, I have practiced patient-centered medicine, and as a lawmaker, I believe our nation should be implementing patient-centered policies. That’s why, for three consecutive Congresses, I, along with dozens of co-sponsors, have proposed these reforms as a replacement bill to Obamacare, the Empowering Patients First Act (H.R. 2300).
Rep. Tom Price, National Review
Representative Tom Price of Georgia has come up with an alternative to Obamacare, and it would save the country nearly $2.34 trillion in 10 years. The legislation is called the Empowering Patients First Act, H.R. 2300. The proposed legislation would “provide Americans with tax incentives for maintaining health insurance coverage, improve access to health savings accounts (HSAs), reform Medicare and Medicaid, and allow consumers to purchase plans across state lines. It would also guarantee coverage for roughly 1% of Americans with pre-existing conditions.”
Heather Ginsberg, Townhall
With all that, Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) is doing precisely what we’ve pleaded for months the GOP should do: Focus on an alternative. Price has had an alternative (“Empowering Patients First Act”) for some time, but he is smartly highlighting it now as a safe harbor from the Obamacare storm. Today, Price sent out a written statement announcing that “an independent review of H.R. 2300, the Empowering Patients First Act, estimates the legislation would save $2.34 trillion while reducing health care premium increases.”
Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post
The Empowering Patients First Act (H.R. 2300) is legislation aimed at repealing the Affordable Care Act and replacing it with patient centered solutions. The proposed reform creates a defined contribution environment intended to “ensure access to health coverage for all Americans; rein in out-of-control costs; solve insurance challenges of portability and pre-existing illness; and improve the health care delivery structure,” and achieves budget neutrality.
H.R. 2300 would lead to smaller premium increases on average than current law. The largest reductions would occur in high PPO insurance products. The number of insured individuals would increase by 29 percent in 2016. By 2024, H.R. 2300 would yield a net savings of $2,337 billion.
Rep. Tom Price believes “Our plan saves those tax dollars without compromising compassionate care. While we begin by repealing Obamacare, mandates and all, we also address the health-care challenges that have been facing our country since long before its implementation. At the heart of each reform is the insistence that patients, families, and doctors make medical decisions – not Washington.”