Rogers on Passage of the American Health Care Act

May 4, 2017

(WASHINGTON, DC)—Congressman Mike Rogers made the following statement today after the American Health Care Act (AHCA) passed the House of Representatives.

“With President Trump’s strong support, the House of Representatives is keeping its promise to the American people to repeal and replace Obamacare,” Rogers said.

“Since its implementation, the effects of Obamacare on Alabamians have been devastating. Folks across East Alabama have seen their premiums and deductibles skyrocket over the past seven years or worse have lost their insurance altogether. Obamacare created an unworkable regulatory environment for doctors and hospitals, and small businesses were crippled by increased regulations and taxes. It’s very simple to understand – Obamacare didn’t work, and it wasn’t going to get better. As promised, we repealed and replaced this flawed piece of legislation,” Rogers said.

Rogers added, “This bill begins the process to put families in charge of their health care. And as important, it ensures that people with pre-existing conditions cannot be denied coverage. Make no mistake, these Obama-era regulations and taxes will take more time to undo. The AHCA will increase choices for consumers and allow the free market to take hold of the insurance market. I am proud to have supported this measure and the Trump Administration has my full support as it works to implement it.”

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