Congressman Luke Messer

Representing the 6th District of Indiana

Rep. Messer Statement on Plan to Repeal, Replace Obamacare

Mar 7, 2017
Press Release

Rep. Messer Statement on Plan to Repeal, Replace Obamacare

WASHINGTON (Tuesday, March 7, 2017) — Rep. Luke Messer (IN-06) issued the following statement today on the House Republicans’ plan to repeal and replace Obamacare. 

Messer attended the House Republicans’ Deputy Whip Team meeting with President Trump and Vice President Pence this afternoon to discuss the recently announced plan – the American Healthcare Act.

“Obamacare failed Hoosiers. Health care costs sky rocketed, plans got worse and people have less coverage and less choice today than ever before,” Messer said. “We promised Americans we would repeal this disastrous law and replace it with a system that actually lowers cost, expands choice and puts people back in charge of their care. That’s exactly what we’re going to do. Today President Trump signaled that he is all in to help us pass this plan for the American people. After years of promises, now is the time to get this done.”

According to the Indiana Department of Insurance, premiums in the Indiana individual market have gone up by almost 70 percent since Obamacare was implemented.  Premiums are expected to spike 20 percent for Indiana families this year. Only four health insurers remain on the Indiana marketplace. Several Hoosier counties only have access to two of these insurers.

Hoosiers can learn more about the House Republicans’ plan to repeal and replace Obamacare and track its progress at ReadTheBill.GOP.