Conservative advocacy groups on Tuesday widely criticized the new Republican health care proposal, known as the American Health Care Act. Heritage Action for America said Republicans had not made a "genuine effort" to reform health care: "In many ways, the House Republican proposal released last night not only accepts the flawed progressive premises of ObamaCare but expands upon them," said the group's chief executive officer, Michael A. Needham. Club for Growth wrote that "the problems with this bill are not just what's in it, but also what it's missing: namely, the critical free-market solution of selling health insurance across state lines." Freedom Partners wrote in a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan that "as the bill stands today, it is ObamaCare 2.0. Passing it would be making the same mistake that President Obama, Harry Reid, and Nancy Pelosi made in 2010."
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