Congressman Green: Affordable Care Act Remains Law of Land
WASHINGTON — Congressman Gene Green released the following statement after House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled the American Health Care Act from the House floor Friday evening:
“Today is a victory for the American people and all 24 million Americans who would have lost their health care if TrumpCare was signed into law,” said Green.
"Republicans tried to repeal ObamaCare for several years, and after today’s decision by Speaker Ryan to pull their disastrous bill, it’s obvious they never had a plan to follow through on President Trump’s campaign promise.”
“The bill was an assault on working families from the very beginning. It would have destroyed the Medicaid program as we know it, would have increased deductibles and out-of-pocket costs, and would have shortened the life of the Medicare Trust Fund. I was disappointed the Republicans never followed regular order or held public hearings, but at least the American people and my constituents can sleep tonight knowing they will be able to visit their doctor and receive the quality, affordable health care they deserve.”
“I’ve said before that the ACA is not perfect and there are areas for improvement. As the Ranking Member of the Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee, I look forward to working with my colleagues on bipartisan solutions to improve the ACA.”