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PRICE STATEMENT ON REPUBLICAN HEALTH CARE REPEAL

May 4, 2017
Press Release

Washington – Congressman David E. Price (NC-04) released the following statement on the Republican Affordable Care Act repeal legislation.

“After seven years of empty promises to repeal the Affordable Care Act, House Republicans finally seem to have cut enough backroom deals to pass a cobbled-together abomination of a bill. And what a bill it is: this legislation will take affordable health care away from more than 24 million Americans, allow insurers to discriminate against those with pre-existing conditions, cause premiums and out-of-pocket costs to skyrocket, and threaten women’s health and special education.

“Incredibly, House Republicans – the self-described champions of fiscal restraint and open government – are forcing a vote on legislation introduced late last night that has not been scored by the CBO and which many members admit they haven’t had a chance to read. The only thing we know for certain is that it would cut the numbers of people covered, and the quality of their coverage, more than the Republican bill that collapsed in the House last month. A word of advice for Speaker Ryan: if you’re going to pass a bill that will jeopardize the lives of tens of millions of Americans, you should at least have the integrity to do so with full information and transparency.”

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