Rep. Veasey Statement on House Republicans Continued Quest to Undermine the ACA

Jan 12, 2015
In The News

Washington, D.C.--Congressman Marc Veasey, TX-33, released the following statement in regard to H.R. 30, the Save American Workers Act of 2015, a bill that undermines the Affordable Care Act(ACA):

"As we begin the 114th Congress, I am disappointed that House Republicans have decided to continue their partisan obsession with undermining and dismantling the Affordable Care Act, a law that has helped provide health coverage for over 1 million Texans in private health insurance plans since 2013, and has allowed those with preexisting conditions the ability to get insurance for the first time.

This bill's passage would increase the deficit by $53.2 billion, cause 1 million Americans to lose their private health insurance, and increase the number of uninsured. During the last Republican "do nothing" Congress, we saw the House consider over fifty votes to undermine the Affordable Care Act. I hope that Americans will not have to endure more failed attempts to undermine the ACA that divert Congress' attention from efforts to create jobs and strengthen our economy.

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, many workers, women and middle-class families finally have access to quality, dependable and affordable healthcare. House Republicans must put an end to their quest to undermine the health security of millions of Americans and start working for people, not partisan politics."