Kustoff Will Vote 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 announcing his support for the American Health Care Act, House Republicans’ plan to repeal and replace Obamacare.
"For seven years, Obamacare has been a burden on the American people,” said Kustoff. “With premiums rising and insurers dropping out of the exchange at an alarming rate, the failing health care law is in a death spiral. Republicans have promised to repeal this disastrous law and provide relief to the American people. Later today, I will vote to do just that."
The American Health Care Act will repeal the Affordable Care Act while reducing our deficit by $150 billion over the next ten years. AHCA will allow children to remain on their parents’ health insurance plans until they are 26 years old and makes it so no one can be denied coverage due to a preexisting condition. Starting in 2018, states will control Essential Health Benefits (EHB’s), instead of the federal government, allowing EHB’s to be defined locally and helping lower costs and expand choices. Additionally, AHCA will dedicate $15 billion to the Patient and State Stability Fund (PSSF) to provide resources for services covered in EHB’s, which includes maternity, mental health and substance abuse care.