Rep. Maloney on Republican Decision to Pull Health Bill
WASHINGTON, DC – Following news that Republicans have delayed the House vote on the American Health Care Act, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) released the following statement:
“House Republicans finally realized that the bill they have proposed does not pass muster with the American people This bill would have ripped away health insurance from 24 million Americans, increased premiums and imposed an age tax on people over 50 years old. It would have also stripped away essential health benefits like maternity care and prescription drug coverage while also cutting off federal funding for Planned Parenthood. Fortunately, for today at least, that was too much for the House of Representatives, but this fight is far from over. Many of the Republicans who opposed this bill did so because it didn’t go far enough in cutting benefits and health protections.
“I will continue to do everything I can to protect the significant progress we have made since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law seven years ago.”