“YES” on the Repeal of Title I of Obamacare (Sen. Amendment #1430)
The Senate will vote on an amendment (#1430) offered by Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) to H. Con. Res. 71 that would repeal Title I of Obamacare. This amendment expands the budget resolution’s existing deficit neutral reserve fund for legislation that repeals Obamacare to specifically include the repeal of Title I of Obamacare.
As Heritage Action has written previously, Title I of the Affordable Care Act is the regulatory architecture of Obamacare that is responsible for the rising cost of health care. It is the beating heart of Obamacare that includes a number of health insurance mandates and regulations including guaranteed issue, community rating, essential health benefits, and actuarial value, among others. Taken together, these mandates and regulations restrict consumer choice and drive up the cost of health care premiums by a national average of 44.5 to 68 percent.
Republicans have promised to repeal Obamacare for over seven years, but despite full control of the federal government, they have failed to do so. This amendment would repeal the heart of Obamacare and begin the process of moving to a patient-centered health care system that works for all Americans.
Heritage Action supports the Lee Amendment and will include it as a key vote on our legislative scorecard.