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Congressman Andy Biggs’ Statement on the Upcoming AHCA Vote

March 23, 2017
Press Release
"I cannot support anything less than a clean repeal of Obamacare"

Washington, D.C. – "I cannot vote for the most recent draft of the American Health Care Act (AHCA). I appreciate House Leadership’s efforts to work through the concerns I have flagged, and I have great respect for the way President Trump and his team have negotiated with Members of Congress. The White House has been fully engaged and worked towards a resolution that is consistent with the promises we have made to our constituents.

"In its current configuration, the AHCA keeps the framework of Obamacare in place and continues to provide massive federal subsidies. It does not fully address funding for our high-risk population, nor does it lead to the lower premiums Americans are expecting for economic relief. In short, the legislation wrongfully perpetuates national control over health care, and I will not support a piece of legislation that fails to meet the expectations of my district.

"I continue to be involved in negotiations on this bill to ensure that the voices of my district are heard throughout this process, but I cannot support anything less than a clean repeal of Obamacare."

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Congressman Andy Biggs is a first-term Representative from Arizona’s Fifth Congressional District, representing parts of Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Sun Lakes, and Queen Creek. Congressman Biggs is a member of the House Judiciary and Science, Space, and Technology committees, and is the chairman of the Environment Subcommittee. He lives with his wife Cindy in Gilbert.

 

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