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  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine Votes for The American Health Care Act
    Posted in Jim's Blog on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr
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    Today I voted for the American Health Care Act (AHCA). The bill passed in the U.S. House by a margin of 217 to 213. Six weeks ago I decided the original bill was better than allowing Obamacare to collapse under its own weight. Since then I have been pleased to work with conservative colleagues to improve the AHCA to enable Americans to have more choices at lower costs. Obamacare has devastated the individual health insurance market. In Oklahoma, premium increases averaged over 70 percent this ye... Read more

  • Rep. Bridenstine with Pat Campbell on Obamacare Repeal
    Posted in Jim's Blog on March 23, 2017 | Preview rr
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  • Statement on Obamacare Repeal
    Posted in Jim's Blog on March 22, 2017 | Preview rr
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    The vote on the American Healthcare Act is a very tough decision. As the Representative of the First District of Oklahoma, my philosophy has been to fight for the most conservative option possible, and I often vote “No” to get to a “better Yes”. Today, I decided the American Healthcare Act is the best “Yes” that the House is able to accomplish legislatively at this time. Conservatives worked very hard to improve this bill, and while we hoped for a better bill, this is a dramatic improvement over... Read more

  • Rep. Bridenstine on the Republican Health Plan
    Posted in Jim's Blog on March 10, 2017 | Preview rr
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  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine Votes for First Step in Repealing Obamacare
    Posted in Jim's Blog on January 13, 2017 | Preview rr
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    Today, Congressman Jim Bridenstine joined 227 Members of the House to take the first step in repealing Obamacare. The bill starts the so-called “reconciliation” process for repealing Obamacare. The Senate passed this bill early Thursday, calling for committees to prepare the repeal legislation by January 27. Obamacare has failed Oklahoma businesses and families. Premiums for Obamacare-compliant insurance plans skyrocketed in 2017. Premiums in Oklahoma increased over 70% on average while the nati... Read more

  • Obamacare Fails Oklahomans
    Posted in Jim's Blog on January 12, 2017 | Preview rr
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    WASHINGTON— Obamacare has failed Americans all across the nation. But Oklahoma in particular is a case study for its failure and the negative impact on insured individuals. As a state that saw 2017 premiums increase an average of 76 percent and as one of only five states with just one insurer participating in the federal exchange, you could argue that Oklahoma has been hit the hardest by Obama’s failed health care policy. All five of our congressional districts have constituents who are adversel... Read more

  • Obamacare Reconciliation Bill
    Posted in Jim's Blog on January 7, 2016 | Preview rr
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  • The SCOTUScare Act
    Posted in Jim's Blog on June 29, 2015 | Preview rr
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    Below is a blog article from Rep. Brian Babin: “As the Supreme Court continues to ignore the letter of the law, it’s important that these six individuals understand the full impact of their decisions on the American people. That’s why I introduced the SCOTUScare Act to require the Supreme Court and all of its employees to sign up for Obamacare. By eliminating their exemption from Obamacare, they will see firsthand what the American people are forced to live with!” — Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36) To v... Read more

  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine Joins the Dissent on SCOTUS Obamacare Subsidies
    Posted in Jim's Blog on June 25, 2015 | Preview rr
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    Despite the Supreme Court's decision, Obamacare is still the number one job killer in America and responsible for the massive increases in insurance premiums. I am committed to repealing Obamacare – every single word – and replacing it with a system which empowers states and individuals to have the freedom and flexibility to make their own health care decisions. The important facts in the healthcare debate are: Health insurance costs are up because of Obamacare – regardless of subsidies. Only 13... Read more

  • Major Fails: Omnibus Funds Obamacare and Executive Amnesty
    Posted in Jim's Blog on December 24, 2014 | Preview rr
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    Misconceptions about “mandatory” spending appear to have confused some in the Republican Party regarding our ability to defund Obamacare. Yes, Obamacare is in the mandatory part of the federal budget and, as such, is not included in annual “discretionary” appropriations bills or the recently passed omnibus. A program is mandatory if receiving the benefits hinges on meeting eligibility requirements. If you qualify, you get it, so Congress does not have discretion to set a maximum expenditure leve... Read more