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Neal Statement on GOP Budget Resolution to Repeal Affordable Care Act

January 13, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Richard Neal (D-MA) today released the following statement after the House passed S.Con.Res. 3, which would lay the groundwork to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and cause nearly 30 million Americans to lose their health insurance:

 

“Today’s vote shows just how out of touch Republicans really are with middle-class families. For seven years, Republicans have railed against the Affordable Care Act but have failed to even agree on a single plan to adequately replace this landmark law. Despite Republican rhetoric, the facts are clear: this repeal plan would take away health insurance from nearly 30 million men, women, and children in this country. This job-killing proposal would hurt local hospitals and have a devastating economic impact on communities across the country. It would put insurance companies back in control of Americans’ health care by cutting consumer protections. And it would enable insurers to deny people coverage simply because they have pre-existing conditions like asthma or diabetes. This couldn’t get any farther from the ‘Better Way’ that Republicans promised for the American people. Democrats are united in our efforts to protect the progress we have achieved under the ACA.”