Veasey Statement on Republican Affordable Care Act Replacement
Washington, D.C. - Congressman Marc Veasey, TX-33, released the following statement after House Republicans revealed their Affordable Care Act replacement plan, the American Healthcare Act:
“After years of claiming to be on the cusp of unveiling a better healthcare plan than the Affordable Care Act, House Republicans big healthcare reveal proves to be all smoke and mirrors.
“The Republican plan will make sure that healthcare coverage will only be available to a privileged few. For millions of hardworking Americans, the new plan would raise healthcare costs while providing less coverage. For our nation’s seniors, House Republicans are handing the reigns back to insurance companies to once again charge the elderly a higher rate for healthcare. For our nation’s children and working poor, House Republicans are cutting off Medicaid expansion, a vital lifeline for our most vulnerable populations to receive the most basic health care needs. For Americans with a pre-existing condition, House Republicans leave them vulnerable to insurance companies that wish to deny them coverage.
“It is clear that Republicans are quickly trying to pass a poorly written bill without showing how many millions of Americans will be at risk of losing coverage under their replacement plan. The American people have made it clear, that they want quality healthcare that is both affordable and available when they need it. If we want to provide stability for hardworking families, gutting current healthcare protections and raising premiums for lower quality healthcare coverage cannot be the route we take.”