||One of the reasons I was elected in 2010 was to repeal Obamacare, and I remain 100% committed to repealing this disastrous law. President Trump and Speaker Ryan should be commended for their efforts to get the American Health Care Act across the finish line last week, but unfortunately, came up just short. Legislating on such a complex issue is difficult at best, but we were elected to get the job done and we still intend to do so.
I stand by President Trump and our efforts to repeal Obamacare will continue, and we will go back to the drawing board to ensure we fix our broken healthcare system and replace Obamacare with bold, conservative solutions.
Health Insurance Across State Lines
This week I cosponsored H.R. 314 the Health Care Choice Act, to give power back to consumers and allow them the ability to purchase insurance across state lines. The Health Care Choice Act frees insurance companies, and allows them to begin competing across state lines, offering more affordable options.
This eliminates another harmful implementation of Obamacare that has crippled our healthcare system. Consumers can shop for their health insurance just as they already do for other forms of insurance. This bill will strip the Washington mandates away and welcome interstate competition that will drive affordability. I’ve continuously been asked by many of you to support the purchase of insurance plans across state lines, and this bill will do just that!
Wounded Minutemen of Mississippi
The Wounded Minutemen of Mississippi golf tournament took place this week at Pine Creek golf course in Purvis. Over $50,000 was raised this year, and went directly toward the aid of fourteen wounded veterans who were honored for their service during the event. This is an excellent organization and I'm proud of the hard work they put forth each year to honor our men and women who have served our country bravely.
The Congressional Art competition is coming up! High school students living in the 4th Congressional District are invited to participate in the annual Art Contest hosted by the U.S. House of Representatives. The winner of the competition will have his or her artwork displayed in the United States Capitol for an entire year.
To enter students will need to submit a completed Student Release Form with pictures of their artwork to firstname.lastname@example.org or you can mail everything directly to the Biloxi office. The deadline to enter is April 7, 2017.
Click here for more information about the 2017 Congressional Art Competition.
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In your service,
Steven M. Palazzo