TCGC Letter to Senator Cornyn opposing the rush to pass the Senate Better Care Reconciliation Act
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June 29, 2017
The Honorable John Cornyn
Representing the State of Texas
United States Senate
Washington, D.C. 20510
Dear Senator Cornyn:
We write to inform you in the strongest possible terms that we oppose any rush to get the Better Care Reconciliation Act to a vote. This cram down is reminiscent of the Democrats’ rush to pass ObamaCare. This bill was only made public a week ago, and changes are still being made.
We are incensed that this is what Republican Senate leadership has produced after promising the American people a full repeal of ObamaCare. We are neither fooled nor impressed.
Specifically, we oppose the bill because it does not repeal Obamacare, nor does it significantly reform American health care. Instead, the BCRA bails out insurance companies and actually props up the current system through the next election. It leaves in place heavy-handed federal regulations that have driven up family health insurance premiums by 140 percent since Obamacare was implemented…