Kustoff Votes for the American Health Care Act and to Repeal Obamacare
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative David Kustoff (TN-08) today released the following statement after voting for the American Health Care Act.
“I voted for the American Health Care Act because our current health care system is failing Tennesseans. We promised the American people we would repeal and replace Obamacare, and today, the House voted to keep our word and provide relief.
“In Tennessee, every single insurance provider has pulled out of the individual market in 16 counties, affecting more than 1.1 million people.
“Health care premiums have gone up by double digits in 31 states just this year with premiums in Tennessee rising an average of 63 percent. In some counties, premiums have risen as much as 116 percent with no ceiling in sight.
“This bill will protect and ensure access to care for those with pre-existing conditions, and moreover, it will make health care more attainable with lower premiums.
“The American Health Care Act is a first step in a three-pronged process that will give the power back to the states and the American people where it belongs.”