Loebsack Statement on Delaying the Healthcare Repeal Vote
Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement after House Republicans pushed back a scheduled vote on their plan to repeal the ACA. Republican leaders have been saying for the past week that there would be a vote on their repeal bill this evening.
“After seven years and a billion dollars in campaign advertisements spent, Republicans still haven’t been able to come up with a plan to provide quality, affordable healthcare to Americans. The legislation they’re trying to pass, which was cobbled together late in the night and behind closed doors, rips healthcare coverage from 24 million Americans, rations care for the nations most disadvantaged, including seniors, children, people with disabilities and the working poor, puts increased pressure on rural hospitals and implements an “age-tax”, all to give a tax break to millionaires, billionaires and corporations. I am hopeful that Republicans will now put this farce behind them and start talking about issues that matter to Iowans, like creating jobs, expanding rural broadband and increasing rural healthcare access.”