Last week was an incredibly busy week in Washington, D.C., so this is the first chance to update you on what we did and how I voted.
The passage of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) was the first step to replace the disastrous Obamacare. While there is still much work to be done, this was a huge win to unwind the mandates, taxes and regulations forced on Minnesota families and businesses under the Affordable Care Act, and I was proud to support it.
The AHCA repeals the individual mandate, the employer mandate, the medical device tax and the Medicare tax. It also ends federal funding for Planned Parenthood. Additionally, the AHCA increases options for consumers across the country while allowing for a more open and flexible marketplace centered on the consumer’s, not government’s, choice. And, importantly, it gives control back to the states where it belongs.
There is still much work to be done but I am committed to doing what I was elected to do – rein in spending and reduce government involvement in our daily lives. I look forward to continuing our efforts in Washington to do just that.