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Rep. Posey’s Statement on the Health Care Bill

Washington, March 24, 2017 - Congressman Bill Posey (R-Rockledge) released the following statement regarding the American Health Care Act (H.R. 1628):

“Early on in the Obama Administration I met with then-Secretary of Health and Human Services Sebelius. I asked if we could move forward together with legislation to address three areas of health care with a bipartisan consensus: helping people with pre-existing conditions, allowing young people to stay on a parent’s insurance plan, and preventing insurance companies from dropping people when they fell ill. Unfortunately, Secretary Sebelius stated that Administration would not work with Congress in these three areas. Instead, they planned to transform America’s health care in its entirety.

“Since then I have heard from many constituents about how their premiums have skyrocketed to unaffordable levels, how their choices have dwindled and how their employment has suffered as a result of many of the policies included in Obamacare. From the beginning, the goal of repealing Obamacare, which I support, was to enact legislation in its place to bring down prices and offer consumers more choices through competition, including those with pre-existing conditions. Regrettably, this bill falls short of that goal. Congress should take more time to get it right.”

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