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Rep. Higgins Issues Statement on Passage of the American Health Care Act

May 4, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. - Rep. Clay Higgins (R-LA) issued the following statement about his support for H.R. 1628 - The American Health Care Act of 2017.

“For seven years, Obamacare has devoured itself, collapsing and leaving American families with fewer choices, higher premiums, and crushing deductibles. Today, we fulfilled a promise to the American people to restore the free market and provide greater access to cost-effective health insurance.

The American Health Care Act:

  • defunds Planned Parenthood,
  • repeals the individual and employer mandates,
  • repeals nearly $1 trillion in Obamacare taxes,
  • brings insurance providers back to the marketplace and lowers premiums,
  • maintains coverage for pre-existing conditions,
  • preserves the ability for parents to keep children on their health plan until age 26,
  • restores governance power to the 50 sovereign states, adding flexibility to respond to their own unique challenges.”
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