Following nearly 28 hours of debate in the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Eighth District Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. voted to approve legislation as a part of the process to repeal Obamacare and replace it with patient-centered reforms that drive down costs and expand access to quality health care.
“We are on a rescue mission and if we don’t act now, families across the country will have nowhere to go as Obamacare continues in a death spiral,” said Bucshon.
“The American Health Care Act repeals the big-government mandates and costly taxes in the law and replaces it with common-sense reforms that lower costs, expand access, and uphold critical patient protections like coverage for preexisting conditions.
“This is truly a historic opportunity to fulfill our promise to the American people and we are committed to a thoughtful, transparent process to ensure we get this right on behalf of patients across the country. Our hearings this week represent the first step in the process to begin a stable transition to a patient-centered health care system.”
The American Health Care Act is undergoing a weeks-long, open and transparent process that includes the work of four separate House committees. This week, the legislation advanced through both the Energy and Commerce Committee, of which Dr. Bucshon is a member, and the Ways and Means Committee.