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Aderholt Statement on House Vote to Repeal and Replace Obamacare

May 4, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-04) today released the following statement in regard to the vote in the U.S. House of Representatives to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.


“Today I voted for, and the House passed, what the Republicans have promised to do for the past seven years: repeal and replace Obamacare.  Contrary to claims in the media, doing nothing was not an option. Obamacare is failing us and premiums are getting worse, not better. Americans continue to see their healthcare options dwindle. Obamacare has also led to more expensive insurance that Americans cannot afford to use – higher premiums and higher deductibles.  Today’s vote addresses these issues head-on.


“This bill ensures that individuals with preexisting conditions will continue to have insurance coverage.  There is also assistance for older, rural and poor seniors included in this bill. In addition, today’s vote repeals all of the Medicaid funds from Planned Parenthood and instead redirects this money to the Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs).  This amounts to 90% of the federal funds received by Planned Parenthood.”