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June 22, 2016

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House GOP Health Policy Good First Start

With the release of today's Republican task force report on a health care alternative to Obamacare, Heritage Foundation health policy director Nina Owcharenko said the agenda has key core reforms that are needed for any patient-centered health reform plan. 

"The proposal pays serious policy attention to one of our most pressing issues," Owcharenko says. "It identifies a broad list of recommendations that begin to move health care in a different direction." 

Key among those recommendations are repealing Obamacare, equalizing the tax treatment of health insurance, modernizing Medicare and Medicaid, and extending commonsense insurance reforms. 

"There are areas where the task force could be more robust but on the whole the proposal is a good first start," Owcharenko adds. 

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