Work Continues to Repeal and Replace Obamacare | Speaker.gov

Last week, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that Obamacare enrollments fell short of expectations—the latest example of the law’s failure to deliver on its promises. That’s why Republicans are acting with urgency to repeal Obamacare and replace it with patient-centered reform. Here’s what we’re working on this week:

  • On Tuesday, the Energy and Commerce health subcommittee will advance two bills to improve Medicaid by protecting taxpayer dollars and ensuring coverage for those who need it most. Learn more about these two bills here and tune in at 10 a.m.
  • Also happening on Tuesday: The Small Business Committee will hold a hearing to take a look at the health insurance marketplace and how Republican alternatives will improve access and affordability for Americans nationwide. That kicks off at 11 a.m.
  • The Senate is expected to vote as early as this week to confirm Dr. Tom Price (R-GA)—or, in Speaker Ryan’s words, “the absolute perfect choice.” Confirming Dr. Price, who has authority to reinvigorate the market, will be a big step forward for Americans struggling under Obamacare.

In the meantime, here’s a recap of what the House accomplished last week, as well as a plan for what quality, affordable health care looks like.