Kuster Votes Against American Health Care Act
(Washington, DC) – Today Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) voted in opposition to the American Health Care Act (AHCA), legislation pushed by House Republicans to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Though the bill has yet to be scored by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), making the extent of its negative impacts unknown, the original version of the bill would have jeopardized the healthcare of 24 million Americans and thousands of Granite Staters.
“Today Republicans in the House put politics ahead of the wellbeing of millions of Americans and thousands of people throughout New Hampshire,” said Congresswoman Kuster. “The American Health Care Act threatens access to healthcare for hardworking families, removes protections for those with pre-existing conditions, increases costs for seven million veterans and Americans over 50 years old, and jeopardizes our response to the opioid addiction epidemic that is impacting communities nationwide. I’m extremely disappointed that my colleagues were so steadfast in their determination to appease the most extreme elements of their party that they disregarded the voices of their constituents. I’ve consistently expressed my willingness to work with Republicans and Democrats to improve our healthcare system for all Americans, but this misguided legislation is not the answer. I hope that as the seriously damaging elements of this bill become more clear the Senate will come together in bipartisan opposition to the AHCA.”
Congresswoman Kuster has repeatedly expressed her willingness to work across the aisle to improve the Affordable Care Act and supports efforts to expand access to healthcare and lower costs. She has joined her colleagues to highlight the negative impact that the AHCA would have on millions of veterans. Kuster has spoken on the House floor repeatedly in opposition to the American Health Care Act.