Delaney Votes Against Legislation to Begin Repeal of Affordable Care Act
WASHINGTON – Today the House voted a concurrent budget resolution for 2017, designated as the initial legislative step by the House Majority in repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) voted against the measure. To view Congressman Delaney’s remarks during floor debate on the bill, click here.
Congressman Delaney releases the following statement:
“Repealing the Affordable Care Act with no replacement could lead to a significant public health crisis, increases our national debt and is an irresponsible way to govern and for these reasons I must oppose it.
“Hard-edged partisan politics has eroded confidence in our government and caused government to function at a low standard and I’ve never seen a better example of that than this resolution here today. This budget resolution doubles our deficits across ten years, it increases the national debt by $10 trillion dollars and its sole legislative purpose is to repeal the Affordable Care Act. This resolution does not amend the Affordable Care Act, makes no effort to maintain its strengths and address its weaknesses; instead this resolution repeals the Affordable Care Act in a cold, hard way and lets the chips fall where they may for the millions of Americans that benefit from the Affordable Care Act.
“Repealing the Affordable Care Act with no replacement is irresponsible and is being done for purely political reasons. The Affordable Care Act has expanded health care coverage to over 20 million people, has slowed the increase in overall health care costs and has enacted critical new protections that the American people want to keep in place, like protecting those with preexisting conditions, allowing young people to stay on their parents’ plans and eliminating lifetime caps on coverage.”