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Lipinski Opposes Republicans' American Health Care Act

Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) released the following statement today:

“After a careful review of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) analysis of the Republican healthcare bill, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), I will be opposing the bill.  This proposal, which partially repeals the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and provides a limited replacement, will make healthcare less affordable and accessible for millions of Americans, including thousands of residents in my district. 

“According to the CBO, 24 million fewer Americans would have health coverage in ten years if the AHCA became law.  I am also concerned with the potential increases in out-of-pocket spending for hard-working American families under the AHCA.  Overall, the Republicans’ bill will not improve healthcare but instead make Americans worse off.  For seven years I have been fighting to make changes to the 2010 health reform law so that it works for middle-class Americans.  It’s time for Washington to join me in my bipartisan efforts to fix the ACA and rein in the costs of healthcare.”