Congressman Hurd Votes “No” on American Health Care Act

Hurd Statement on the American Health Care Act Vote

‘We can and must do better for the American People’

Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Will Hurd has released the following statement:

“Since the implementation of Obamacare, I’ve told my constituents that the only meaningful metric when it comes to healthcare is actual access to quality, affordable care – not just health insurance. While the goal of Obamacare was to make healthcare more accessible and more affordable, it has done just the opposite. Likewise, while the goal of the American Health Care Act was to combat the skyrocketing premiums and outrageous deductibles millions of Americans face, it too, falls short.

“We must provide relief, but unfortunately, the American Health Care Act (AHCA)in its current form does not address the concerns of many of my constituents, including adequate protections for those with pre-existing conditions and the challenges faced by rural healthcare providers. I am unable to turn my back on these vulnerable populations because I believe we can and must do better for the American people.

“I will not support the AHCA in its current form and hope that we can continue making improvements to fix our broken healthcare system.”

Hurd voted “no” today on H.R. 1628 The American Health Care Act of 2017. The House passed the legislation with 20 Republicans, and all Democrats voting against.

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