Congressman Tim Ryan Votes Against Affordable Care Act Repeal

Jan 13, 2017 Issues: Health Care

Washington DC – Congressman Tim Ryan today voted against the House Budget Resolution, which begins the process to repeal the Affordable Care Act.  

“It was without hesitation that today, as I have done dozens of times, voted against legislation that would begin the process to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The ACA has helped millions of Americans gain health coverage since its passage, including those who can no longer be denied for pre-existing conditions and those young adults who can now stay on their parents’ plan until the age of 26. My constituents in Ohio need jobs, and they need healthcare. By simply repealing this law, Republicans are turning their backs on the men and women of northeastern Ohio struggling to make ends meet.” said Congressman Tim Ryan. “There is no doubt that the ACA can be improved upon, but that doesn’t mean we should throw the whole thing out and leave millions upon millions of Americans with higher premiums, less coverage or no insurance at all. Instead of causing this immense, manufactured chaos for purely political purposes, let’s work together, fix what’s broken and keep what works. That’s what being a leader is all about.”

Repealing the ACA is expected to cause upwards of 30 million people to lose their health insurance, and cause massive increases in premiums for millions more. Repeal is also projected to cost the United States more than 3 million jobs.