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The American Healthcare Act: What Indiana Republicans Are Saying

How two of your representatives voted Thursday and what one said in a meeting with Pres. Trump

WASHINGTON, D.C.--Some Republican lawmakers from Indiana are giving their support to the repeal of ObamaCare and the American Health Care Reform Act, which may be the replacement for the Affordable Care Act.

"I’m proud of the work my colleagues and I did in the past day and a half. Following significant discussion and debate with colleagues on both sides of the aisle, the bills considered in open and transparent markups by the Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means Committees repeal Obamacare and are the first steps towards more affordable, accessible healthcare choices for Americans, while also keeping critical protections that I know are important to Hoosiers," said Rep. Susan Brooks, who voted for the markup of the bill in the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

“We are on a rescue mission and if we don’t act now, families across the country will have nowhere to go as Obamacare continues in a death spiral,” said Rep. Larry Bucshon, a medical doctor who also voted to approve the Act in the House Energy and Commerce Committee Thursday.

READ: The American Healthcare Act

“The American Health Care Act repeals the big-government mandates and costly taxes in the law and replaces it with common-sense reforms that lower costs, expand access, and uphold critical patient protections like coverage for preexisting conditions," said Bucshon.

Rep. Todd Rokita, vice chairman of the House Budget Committee, met with Pres. Trump to discuss and work on the budgetary aspects of proposed defense spending levels and the American Health Care Reform Act. 

"I had a detailed discussion today with Pres. Trump about the many problems caused by ObamaCare and the need to enact truly patient-centered reforms that will finally fix this mess.  Obamacare has led to fewer options and higher costs for Hoosier businesses and families, all after being rushed through Congress and sold to the public using false promises.  The President and House Republicans are not repeating those mistakes.  Our proposal empowers patients and doctors by providing lower costs and more choices.  I will keep working to improve the bill as it comes to the Budget Committee next week.

“Throughout the meeting, I was impressed with President Trump’s attention to detail, making sure that not only our health care proposal, but also plans to fund our nation’s defense and the budget itself, are fiscally responsible and keep the promises made to the American people last year," said Rokita.


The American Health Care Act is undergoing a weeks-long process that includes the work of four separate House committees. 


PHOTO: Courtesy Rep. Todd Rokita

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