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Aderholt Statement on American Healthcare Act

March 17, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-04) today released the following statement after meeting with President Trump in the Oval Office.


“President Trump called me to the Oval Office this morning to discuss the American Healthcare Act, because of his understanding that I could not support the current language of the bill.


“I expressed to the President my concern around the treatment of older, poorer Americans in states like Alabama.  I reminded him that he received overwhelming support from Alabama’s voters. 


The President listened to the fact that a 64-year-old person living near the poverty line was going to see their insurance premiums go up from $1700 to $14,600 per year.  The President looked me in the eye and said, ‘These are my people and I will not let them down. We will fix this for them.’


"I also asked the President point blank if this House bill was the one that he supported. He told me he supports it ‘one thousand percent.’


“After receiving the President’s word that these concerns will be addressed, I changed my vote to yes.”