Memo to the GOP: Millions of Americans Are Still Waiting for Affordable Health Insurance

Doug Sachtleben - May 03rd, 2017

“The AHCA is not a perfect bill, but it does offer means that would make health insurance more affordable for working-class families.”

 

Washington, DC – Club for Growth president David McIntosh released the following statement about the current status of health care reform in the House of Representatives:

 

“As health care reform is being driven into a ditch by misinformed polls, slanted news coverage, and painful and emotional personal stories, this fact is being lost: Millions of Americans who have been buying their own health insurance have experienced annual double-digit premium increases, and they can’t afford the weak coverage they’ve gotten under Obamacare,” said Club for Growth president David McIntosh. “The American Health Care Act is not a perfect bill, and we’ve been vocal about our criticisms, but let’s be clear: It does offer means that would make health insurance more affordable for working-class families. It does preserve protections for people with pre-existing conditions to get coverage, and it does create a new high-risk pool structure to ensure that even the most chronically ill patients are protected. Conservatives have worked hard to get to a place where more Americans will finally get the benefit of being able to choose more coverage that won’t shatter their budgets, and it’s time to pass the bill and send it on to the Senate.”