Skip to main content
  1. News
  2. Politics
  3. Government

GOP alternative to Obamacare, Patients First Act, starts gaining some traction

See also

One of the Republican alternatives to the Affordable Care Act, the Empowering Patients First Act (H.R. 2300), has been gaining popularity in recent weeks according to FOX News' Jake Tapper, who said today on "FOX and Friends" that Georgia congressman Tom Price's plan gets more attention than any other GOP proposal.

"[H.R. 2300] does deal with health savings accounts, it deals with tax incentives, it does provide for the patient preexisting conditions," said Tapper. "…. It has to do with reforms of Medicaid and Medicare, and it is across the state lines; it doesn't seem that complicated... The problem for Republicans, or at least their choice so far, is that they have not really pitched one plan, and I think that there's a hunger perhaps in the country that they do that."

Indeed, one of the main criticisms leveled by Democrats against Republicans throughout the seemingly never-ending health care debate has been the lack of alternatives to Obamacare from the GOP.

Price's bill, which he introduced for the last three consecutive Congresses, would save $2.34 trillion over the first ten years, according to former Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Holtz-Eakin.

According to Price's press release, the H.R. 2300 would save money by:

· Making the purchase of health coverage financially feasible for all Americans,

· Solving the insurance challenges of portability and pre-existing illness,

· Reining in out-of-control costs – particularly those associated with defensive medicine,

· Improving the health care delivery structure.

Price has worked for almost 20 years in private practice as an orthopedic surgeon. He represents Georgia's sixth congressional district.

Click here to view the H.R. 2300.

Click here to read Rep. Price's press release about the bill.

Advertisement

News

  •  One year later
    How victims have recovered a year after the Boston Marathon bombing
    Video
    Watch Video
  • Tax day freebies
    Everyone dreads tax day, but some businesses are offering deals today only
    Tax Day
  • Obamacare savings
    The rollout of Obamacare will cost $104 billion less than previously projected
    Top News
  • Blood Moon
    The first of four 'Blood Moons' came and went; is it the beginning of the end for mankind?
    Headlines
  • Arrest for threatening tweet
    A 14-year-old girl is arrested for issuing a threatening tweet towards American Airlines
    Strange News
  • Pistorius cross examination concludes
    Oscar Pistorius sheds more tears during the trial's final cross examination
    Video
    Watch Video

Related Videos:

  • Employment by categories
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518181914" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=518181914&autoStart=true"></div>
  • Philly schools: Are you in or are you out?
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/iT-qbFiggVQ?VQ=HD720&amp;autoplay=1"></iframe>
  • Uncertainty
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518144976" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=518144976&autoStart=true"></div>

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!