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STATEMENT: Rep. Ro Khanna on AHCA Passage in the House

May 4, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Ro Khanna (CA-17) made the following statement on voting “no” for the American Health Care Act:

“Today, the House had a choice. We could cast a vote to uphold our country’s values and keep people healthy, keep them secure, and keep improving care. Or a vote could be made that places corporate interests ahead of working families’ livelihood. I am disappointed to say that latter happened.

“The House GOP chose to gut The Affordable Care Act, a bill that provides more than 20 million people with health insurance with protections that allow fewer than 10 percent of the population to remain uninsured. This afternoon, congressional Republicans chose to halt the progress made on improving the nation’s health and livelihood, and instead put the country on a path to higher costs, less coverage, fewer protections, and larger premiums. All for a massive tax cut for millionaires and billionaires.

“As the bill moves to the Senate, I encourage my colleagues in the other chamber not to make the same mistake that happened today. That senators listen to their constituents’ stories on how important health care is to them. The fight doesn’t end here, I will continue to advocate for improvements on ways people access and pay for health care, including Medicare for all.”

 

About the Office

Congressman Khanna represents the 17th District of California, which covers communities in Silicon Valley. Visit his website at khanna.house.gov. Follow him on Facebook and Twitter @RepRoKhanna.