More than a month later, RSC Members still waiting for White House response

Jan 14, 2014 Issues: Health Care

Washington, D.C. – After more than a month with no reply from the White House, members of the Republican Study Committee today sent a follow-up letter to President Barack Obama.  In the letters, members of the RSC who helped craft the American Health Care Reform Act request a meeting to discuss a better way to health care reform.

Signed by RSC Chairman Steve Scalise, Congressman Phil Roe and Congressman Marsha Blackburn, the letters come in response to President Obama’s statement in December that “the only alternative that Obamacare’s critics have is, well, let’s just go back to the status quo – because they sure haven’t presented an alternative.”

“Since we last wrote you, problems with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) continue to surface and have forced your administration to grant hardship exemptions to some of the millions of families who have had their health care plans canceled and who are now experiencing difficulties finding affordable alternatives,” the members write in the letter.  “While problems with the ACA continue to grow, so have the number of cosponsors of our bill.  The American Health Care Reform Act currently has 121 cosponsors, and we expect that number to keep growing as the broken promises and unworkable mandates from the ACA continue harming American families and businesses.”

The full text of the first letter can be found here.  The text of the most recent letter can be found here.