WASHINGTON, D.C. – In the wake of the House of Representatives’ decision to cancel the vote on the repeal of the Affordable Care Act and its subsequent replacement, the American Health Care Act, on Friday, March 24, Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (R - New Hartford) of New York’s 22nd Congressional District released the following statement in regards to how she believes Congress should now proceed and why.
“Although the vote on the American Health Care Act was cancelled [on March 24], I remain committed to repealing Obamacare and replacing it with a high quality, patient centric plan that will improve and restore our healthcare system for all,” said Congresswoman Tenney.
She continued, “Under Obamacare, American families are spending a larger share of their income on premiums and deductibles than ever before. Patients have been hurt, doctors have been burdened, and families and taxpayers are being crushed by this terrible law and its thousands of pages of onerous regulations. Our most vulnerable citizens – seniors, the hardworking middle-class, and veterans – are in worse shape now than they were before.”
Tenney said going forward, Congress should find a plan that won’t leave anyone behind – especially those who are most vulnerable and in need.