On October 23, the U.S. House of Representatives will consider H.R. 3762, the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act.

Georgia Life Alliance strongly supports this measure in Washington to dismantle the massively flawed academic experiment of Obamacare. Not only has Obamacare failed to improve or protect healthcare for our citizens, but it is laden with provisions which erode both the rights of unborn children and adults at risk of the rationing of healthcare. H.R. 3762 also includes a specific provision to block, for one year, almost all federal payments to affiliates of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and which perform elective abortions. This provision applies to the money pipeline including specific family planning funding and Medicaid as well as the CHIP, Title V and XX block grant programs. In total, it would cut off approximately 89% of all federal funds to Planned Parenthood. Consequently, the monies taken from Planned Parenthood are reallocated to community health centers.

 

As Georgia Congressman Tom Price stated in his report from the Committee on the Budget:

“Obamacare must be dismantled. The aim is not only to reject this illegitimately conceived government expansion, which still–more than 5 years after its enactment–lacks the support of even a simple majority of the American public. It is not just to replace one national health program with another. The point is to discard the entire pretense of nationalized medicine, and recognize that health care works best when it promotes the most important and basic relationship in medicine–the one between the patient and the doctor. Everything else in the $3 trillion health care network–hospitals, nurses, technicians, medical device makers, pharmaceutical companies, researchers, health insurers, and many more–revolves around that fundamental partnership.

 

We urge our Georgia Congressman to vote “yea” on both the roll call vote and the final passage of H.R. 3762.