[Extensions of Remarks]
From the Congressional Record Online through GPO
HOUSE REPUBLICANS FULFILL PROMISE
HON. JOE WILSON
of south carolina
in the house of representatives
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Mr. WILSON of South Carolina. Mr. Speaker, last week, House
Republicans delivered on the promise to make the health care system
work for American families by introducing the American Health Care Act.
This legislation puts the patient first, not the government.
Families in the Second Congressional District and across the country
have experienced how Obamacare has failed. Obamacare destroyed jobs,
increased premiums, and presented people with fewer health care
choices. The American Health Care Act is a real solution to ending the
The bill specifically protects those with pre-existing conditions,
allows young adults to remain on their parent's insurance until they
are 26, and provides a stable transition to a system of lower costs and
I appreciate Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, Chairman
Greg Walden of Energy and Commerce, and Speaker Paul Ryan for their
dedication and remarkable leadership. This is a positive first step
that will advance health care for all Americans, as championed by
President Donald Trump and Office of Management and Budget Director
Mick Mulvaney, with HHS Secretary Tom Price.
In conclusion, God Bless Our Troops. We will never forget September
11th in the Global War on Terrorism.