Congressman Tim Ryan Votes Against Republican Bills That Would Repeal Affordable Care Act

Jul 18, 2013 Issues: Health Care

Congressman Tim Ryan today, for the 38th time, voted against two Republican bills that would essentially repeal the Affordable Care Act. H.R. 2667 and H.R. 2668 are irresponsible bills that provide no jobs and no budget solutions. The Affordable Care Act has already improved many aspects of the nation's health care system and House passage of these bills will not change that. These two bills have no chance of being voted on in the U.S. Senate—and the President has already pledged to veto both of them if they should come to his desk.  

“Once again during this Congress, my Republican colleagues have set out on an extreme mission, this time to re-argue a bill that has already helped millions of Americans, including those who can no longer be denied coverage for pre-existing conditions and those young adults who can now stay on their parents’ plan until the age of 26,” said Congressman Tim Ryan. “Ohio needs jobs—and my Republican colleagues have countless times turned their backs on the men and women of northeastern Ohio who are struggling to make ends meet.”

House Republicans continue their efforts to try to repeal, obstruct and undermine the Affordable Care Act by limiting access to affordable coverage for 129 million Americans with pre-existing conditions; by taking away the guarantee that women will pay the same premiums as men for the same coverage; and by taking away the cap for out-of-pocket health care costs.

Congressman Ryan added, “The Affordable Care Act is now the law of the land, has been upheld by the Supreme Court, and is already helping millions of Americans. Instead of playing political games with legislation that they know is going nowhere, let’s pass a jobs bill and do the work we were sent here to do.”

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