Brooks Proud to Advance American Health Care Act After 28 Hours of Debate
Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Energy and Commerce Committee concluded a markup of the American Health Care Act following nearly 28 hours of bipartisan debate. Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN) voted in favor of advancing the legislation which is part of the process to repeal Obamacare and rebuild a more affordable, accessible healthcare system that offers people more choices when it comes to their health. Brooks released the following statement after the markup ended:
"I’m proud of the work my colleagues and I did in the past day and a half. Following significant discussion and debate with colleagues on both sides of the aisle, the bills considered in open and transparent markups by the Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means Committees repeal Obamacare and are the first steps towards more affordable, accessible healthcare choices for Americans, while also keeping critical protections that I know are important to Hoosiers.”
“The goals of the American Health Care Act are to provide states with more flexibility, lower healthcare costs for families, and offer people more options when it comes to their healthcare decisions. Our plan protects coverage for people with pre-existing conditions, allows kids to stay on their parents' insurance plans until the age of 26, continues to protect seniors from the high costs of prescription drugs caused by the Medicare Part D donut hole and bans lifetime caps to ensure that people will never have a limit imposed on their care.”
“I am looking forward to further consideration of this legislation by the House and Senate, as well as action from Dr. Price as the Secretary of Health and Human Services, and urge my colleagues to support this more accessible, more affordable approach to healthcare for our citizens."
The Ways and Means Committee held a markup yesterday and also advanced portions of the American Health Care Act. Next, it will be considered by the House Budget Committee. The full text of the bill can be accessed at www.readthebill.gop and a fact sheet can be accessed by clicking here.