Chairs Rodgers, Guthrie, & Griffith Urge Biden to Stop his Agenda to Kick 2.7 Million People Off Health Insurance Plans

Washington, D.C. — House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy Rodgers (R-WA), Subcommittee on Health Chair Brett Guthrie (R-KY), and Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chair Morgan Griffith (R-VA) today wrote Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra regarding President Biden’s plan to kick 2.7 million Americans off their health insurance plans. The members issued the following statement: 

“President Biden is fearmongering about health insurance while he’s actively trying to kick 2.7 million Americans off their Obamacare plans—something that harkens back to the 2013 ‘Lie of the Year’: ‘if you like your plan, you can keep it.’ 

“Despite once declaring that, ‘excessive market concentration threatens basic economic liberties,’ President Biden wants to drastically limit Americans’ choices in the health insurance market. In fact, under his latest rule, more than half of all Obamacare plans on the federal exchange would disappear. 

“Health care markets too often suffer from anticompetitive behavior that makes care unaffordable. The federal government has no business making it worse, and the President should abandon his proposal. 

“Americans are rightfully concerned about their health care costs as persistent inflation continues to strain family budgets. Rather than invoke politics of fear for more command and control, President Biden should work constructively with Congress to make health care more affordable for the American people. 

 “Regardless of what the President states today, Republicans are committed to strengthening Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security, so these programs are sustainable for generations to come.” 

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