Rep. Maloney Warns ACA Repeal Will Raise Drug Costs for Seniors While Cutting Care

Jan 13, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), released the following statement on the importance of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to seniors and their healthcare needs.

“Since the Affordable Care Act was signed into law 6 years ago, more than 10 million Medicare beneficiaries have saved $20 billion on prescription drug costs, millions more seniors have enjoyed new preventive services and annual wellness exams free of costs, and the Medicare Trust Fund was extended thanks to new efficiencies from the law.  

“Seniors cannot afford the higher costs that will come from the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, especially with Social Security COLAs at or near zero percent over the last few years. That is why I will be fighting tooth and nail against Republican efforts to repeal the ACA and cut Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.

“The ACA has made healthcare better and more affordable for seniors, enabled more than 20 million individuals to obtain health insurance, made sure that no one can be denied coverage for pre-existing conditions, and has held down health care cost increases. Reversing this progress would be incredibly harmful for country, for seniors, and for the millions of Americans who have gained health coverage thanks to the Affordable Care Act.”