Congressman Tom Price, author and chief architect of the House Republican-alternative to Obamacare, was in Myrtle Beach today to campaign for Tom Rice, Republican nominee of the 7th Congressional District. After the briefing, Rice made the following remarks:
"I am proud to have Congressman Price join me to speak about Obamacare and his alternative, the Empowering Patients First Act." said Rice. "The Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, is a trillion-dollar tax, a job-killer, and will be devastating to our healthcare industry." Rice added, "Obamacare guts $716 billion from Medicare, increases premiums for households, mandates coverage for individuals, and forces nearly 40 percent of current Medicare Advantage enrollees from the 7th District off of their coverage plan."
Rice continued to say "Congressman Price's alternative is common-sense healthcare reform that will allow patients to keep their coverage, allow for competition across state lines for providers, and will lead to lower healthcare costs. It also includes tort reform and medical liability reform to end frivolous lawsuits, association health plans to allow association groups to provide coverage to qualified groups, and it does all of this without removing funds from Medicare."
Congressman Tom Price said in his remarks that the 7th District needs to elect Tom Rice to Congress to ensure repeal of Obamacare. Congressman Price was an orthopedic surgeon for more than 20 years, and represents the 6th District in Georgia. He is Chairman of the House Republican Policy Committee.