Word from the C-suite: AHCA will 'kick bureaucrats out of doctors' offices'

With the U.S. House of Representatives gearing up to vote on the American Health Care Act Thursday, officials from both parties continue to voice their opinions on what the nation's healthcare policy should look like.

In an op-ed for The Hill, Rep. Dennis Ross, R-Fla., discussed the pitfalls of the ACA and how the Republicans' repeal and replace legislation addresses those flaws by providing consumers the right to choose.

"This month marks seven long and daunting years since [the ACA] was signed into the law … Seven years of families and hardworking Americans having to make the choice between putting food on the table, buying cost-prohibitive health insurance under [the ACA] or facing federal mandates and penalties … Instead of kicking Americans off of their plans, the AHCA will kick bureaucrats out of doctors' offices and put patients back in charge of their own healthcare decisions. This patient-centered legislation will lower healthcare premiums by 10 percent, reduce the federal deficit by $337 billion, cap Medicaid spending for the first time and provide $883 billion in tax relief for middle-income families and small businesses."

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