Statement on House Passage of Health Law Repeal
May 4, 2017
Statement by Executive Director Jason Bailey on the passage of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) by the U.S. House of Representatives:
“Today is a deeply troubling day for the many Kentuckians who struggle to afford health coverage and need access to care and protections for pre-existing conditions. Kentucky has also gained more economically than any other state from the Affordable Care Act and the new bill would be a monumental step backwards.
But the AHCA is not yet law. The responsibility lies with Senators McConnell and Paul to stop this highly destructive bill and instead work to strengthen the historic health care progress Kentucky has made.”