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Rep. Meeks Statement in Opposition to AHCA

March 10, 2017
Press Release

Rep. Meeks Statement in Opposition to AHCA

Washington, D.C.— Congressman Gregory W. Meeks issued the following statement in opposition to the Republican American Health Care Act (AHCA):

“Instead of working with Democrats to improve the Affordable Care Act, Republicans have introduced a bill that would result in millions of Americans losing their health insurance or paying drastically more for less. The AHCA, or Trumpcare, would decimate Medicaid, deprive families of healthcare, deter uninsured Americans from obtaining coverage, and favor the wealthy over the middle-class. As if that wasn’t enough, it would give tax breaks to CEOs on the backs of hard-working Americans. At this point, it is clear President Trump and the Republican Party are willing to give to the rich what they take from the poor.

“Republicans brush aside the concern that the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office has yet to complete its full analysis of the AHCA. Apparently, they don’t care to know how much healthcare costs would increase and how many people would lose coverage. And despite near universal opposition from healthcare stakeholders including the AARP, American Medical Association, and countless doctors’ and nurses’ groups, President Trump and Congressional Republicans are still trying to jam through the AHCA.

“I will oppose their reckless attempts to strip away healthcare from those who need it. I will continue to shed light on the AHCA’s many fatal flaws. And I will not stop or step off the gas until the Republicans throw this plan where it belongs: the garbage can."