Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly Thursday released the following statement after the American Health Care Act passed the U.S. House of Representatives. It now heads to the U.S. Senate for consideration, debate, and amending. Donnelly, recently named the 2nd-most bipartisan member of Congress, has for years called on Republicans to abandon their repeal efforts and instead make improvements to the existing Affordable Care Act.
Donnelly said, “Hard-working Hoosier families, including the more than 400,000 Hoosiers who have care through HIP 2.0 or the millions of Hoosiers with a pre-existing condition, deserve better than this disastrous legislation. This bill would make it tougher and more expensive for people – including those with pre-existing conditions – to get coverage, harder to access opioid and heroin treatment programs, and raise premiums on older Americans. We should be making our health care system better, not worse, and I remain focused on working together to improve health care coverage for Hoosiers.”
Donnelly recently highlighted the story of Rylin Rodgers, a Boone County resident, and her family who have benefitted from the Affordable Care Act and would be significantly harmed by the American Health Care Act. To see that story, click the image below or click here.