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Congressman Gus Bilirakis

Representing the 12th District of Florida

Bilirakis Speaks on House Floor in Support of the American Health Care Act

March 7, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) took to the House floor today to speak in support of the American Health Care Act, the legislation put forward by the Energy and Commerce Committee to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Please click here to read the full text of the American Health Care Act, and here to read a section-by-section summary.

See Bilirakis’ full remarks below:

“In recent weeks, I held three town hall meetings and a roundtable discussion about health care in my district. Hundreds of constituents attended, and altogether I spent more than ten hours listening to folks. The best ideas come from the people, and I feel it is my duty as a representative to hear my constituents’ input.

“The American Health Care Act reflects what I’ve heard from patients, families, doctors, and many others over the past eight years. Our bill will lower costs, increase choices, and give patients greater control of their health care. It strengthens Medicaid, and helps middle-income Americans gain access to affordable coverage.

“It also protects those with pre-existing conditions, and allows young adults to stay on their parent’s insurance until age 26.

“Most importantly, this legislation is moving through Congress in an open and transparent manner.

“I invite the people of Florida’s 12th District to read and share the American Health Care Act at ‘ReadTheBill.GOP’. Thank you I yield back.”  

Click here for more details on background and the next steps for the American Health Care Act.