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Hatch unveils new health care plan
by TOM BUSSELBERG
Jan 30, 2014 | 1440 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print

WASHINGTON, D.C. -  Sen. Orrin Hatch has unveiled a new health care plan that reportedly reduced costs and increases access to affordable, high quality care. 

He is co-sponsoring the proposal with Senators Richard Burr, R-N.C. and Tom Coburn, M.D., R-Okla.

Called the Patient Choice Affordability, Reasonability and Empowerment (CARE) Act, it is a legislative plan that repeals Obamacare and replaces it with “common-sense, patient-centered reforms that reduce health care costs and increase access to affordable, high-quality care,” a press release from Hatch’s office said.

It said the senators’ proposal “empowers the American people to make the best health care choices for themselves and their families.” 

“Forcing too many Americans out of the insurance they have, away from the doctor they trust, and, for some, out of the job, they need, Obamacare is a disaster,” Hatch said.

“After first repealing the president’s health law, we take aim at the chief concerns of the American people – greater economic security by driving down costs and expanding access to high-quality care through increased insurance market competition and reforms,” Utah’s senior senator said.

“What we’ve put forward is sustainable and achievable – and without the tax hikes, mandates and budget-busting spending that have made Obamacare so unpopular with the Amei4can people,” he said.

It would include creating new protection to help Americans with pre-existing conditions, modernize Medicaid to provide better coverage and care to patients, reduce unnecessary defensive medicine practices and rein in frivolous lawsuits, increase health care price transparency to empower consumers and patients, and reduce distortions in the tax code that drive up health care costs. 

 
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