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Bilirakis Statement on the American Health Care Act

March 20, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) released the following statement on the American Health Care Act, the legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The American Health Care Act is expected to come before the House of Representatives for a vote later this week.

“The American Health Care Act is the best answer to replace the unsustainable Affordable Care Act and put our nation’s health care system on a viable path. It will lower premiums, save taxpayers billions of dollars, and give patients more options for care. I do believe more must be done within the bill to help Americans in their 50s and 60s with health care costs, and I recently brought these concerns to House leadership and committee members,” said Bilirakis.

“Throughout this legislative process, which began in January, I’ve held three in-person town halls, a telephone town hall, a roundtable discussion, and numerous one-on-one constituent meetings in my district. I consistently fought to make sure my constituents’ views are represented in the American Health Care Act, namely the need to lower costs, increase choices, protect those with pre-existing conditions, keep children on their parent’s insurance, and more. As the bill comes up for a vote in the House this week, I will continue these efforts to ensure we better assist the millions of Americans who are not yet eligible for Medicare.”