Dingell Statement on Decision to Pull ACA Repeal Bill
U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) released the following statement after Republican leadership decided to pull its proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) from the floor.
“Today, bipartisan members of the House of Representatives came together to reject Republican’s disastrous proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act because it was crystal clear this legislation would have devastating consequences for the seniors, children and working families we represent. The nonpartisan CBO confirmed this proposal would push 24 million Americans off their healthcare, end Healthy Michigan, which has extended coverage to nearly 700,000 people in our state, and drastically increase healthcare costs for older Americans.
“This was the wrong direction for our country, and I want to thank everyone from Michigan’s 12th District and across the state who made their voices heard. Today’s victory shows how engaged citizens can make a difference.
“Our work is not done. It is now time to work together in a bipartisan way to build off the progress we’ve made and find real solutions to improve the ACA for the American people. I strongly believe that every American has a right to affordable, quality health care and will continue working toward that goal.”