Rep. Tim Griffin: Obama Won't Meet With Lawmakers on ACA

Friday, 10 Jan 2014 06:05 PM

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Rep. Tim Griffin of Arkansas says the odds are remote that President Barack Obama will act on his request for a meeting to discuss important changes he believes must be made to the Affordable Care Act.

Griffin, a Republican, tells "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV that he and dozens of other lawmakers requested the meeting a months ago — but it's gone nowhere.

"[The odds], they're slim, but it's worth a shot," Griffin said.

"He wanted to hear ideas, right, and a lot of these ideas could be implemented regardless of whether you've got Obamacare or some other healthcare reform in place."

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Among those changes, Griffin proposes, would be more options for health savings accounts.

"We ought to be incentivizing people to save more of their own money for use taking care of their healthcare expenses and what we have done is we have set is up where health savings accounts are harder and harder to use for narrower and narrower purposes," he said.

"[And] how about competition across state lines for insurance companies? So then instead of having three or four providers in your state to choose from, maybe you have 100 providers?"

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