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Doctors Jordan Klein (2nd R) and Chane Price (R) confer as University of Miami interns Ignatios Papas (L) and Tim Sterrenberg (2nd L) look on in the Rehabilitation Unit of Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Sept. 30, 2013. (REUTERS/Joe Skipper) Doctors Jordan Klein (2nd R) and Chane Price (R) confer as University of Miami interns Ignatios Papas (L) and Tim Sterrenberg (2nd L) look on in the Rehabilitation Unit of Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Sept. 30, 2013. (REUTERS/Joe Skipper)  

GOP congressman says his Obamacare alternative would save $2.34 trillion

A Republican congressman said Thursday that his alternative to President Obama’s unpopular health-care law would save the country $2.34 trillion in savings over 10 years.

Georgia Rep. Tom Price said the new estimate — produced by former Congressional Budget Office director Douglas Holtz-Eakin — of his Empowering Patients First Act also indicates that his health-care proposals would reduce health-care premium increases seen under Obamacare.

“The status quo in America’s health care system is unacceptable. Today, because of Obamacare, it is only getting worse,” Price said in a statement.

“This analysis confirms that the Empowering Patients First Act would have a tremendously positive impact on our nation’s health care system,” he said.

Price, a medical doctor, said his proposals repeals Obamacare while dealing with the problems of portability and pre-existing illnesses.

Read the text of the bill here.

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