Aderholt Statement on American Health Care Reform Act of 2017
Washington, D.C. — Today, Congressman Robert Aderholt, released the following statement in regard to latest developments concerning the American Health Care Reform Act.
“Back in March, I sat down with the President in the Oval Office to discuss concerns about the affordability of healthcare premiums for older, low-income adults. The President looked me in the eye and said that he would make sure we did better. True to the President’s word, the Senate bill confirms the efforts we have made by reducing the average premium by $8,100 for this population. This was achieved in a conservative manner, using tax credits instead of entitlement spending.
“This healthcare bill is not perfect. Obamacare did a lot of damage, and it will take more than one bill to dig us out of this hole. That said, this bill is a step in the right direction where people can find healthcare coverage that they can afford and actually use.”
In Washington, Congressman Aderholt serves as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies for the powerful House Appropriations Committee; he is also a member of the Committee’s Defense Subcommittee, the Committee’s Commerce, Justice, and Science Subcommittee, and the Helsinki Commission.
For more information about Aderholt’s work in Congress visit: www.aderholt.house.gov.