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Honorable Mark Sanford

Representing the 1st District of South Carolina

Sanford on Healthcare: “Let's Not Lower the Bar”

Mar 7, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative Mark Sanford joined Senators Rand Paul (R-KY) and Mike Lee (R-UT) along with House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows, Representative Jim Jordan, and several other members of the Freedom Caucus to discuss recent developments regarding repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act.


He released the following statement:


“In the case of the Affordable Care Act, it’s important that we not lower the bar on what we believe simply because a Republican is now in the White House. We have a repeal bill that was fully supported by House and Senate Republicans and made its way to President Obama’s desk. As Republicans, we decried the fact that he would veto it. Why would we now water down this same bill and send a new and weaker bill to President Trump?


“With regard to a healthcare bill moving forward, I see leadership’s healthcare plan as an opening proposal. In as much as President Trump views many things as a negotiation, I’m quite sure he would rarely take any party’s opening bid. The debate that is forming will allow conservatives to enhance and improve what has been proposed, and I think this could represent a win for patients, healthcare providers, and the taxpayer alike.”


If you’d like to watch the press conference, click here to go to Rep. Sanford’s Facebook Live video of the event.