Barletta Statement Regarding Introduction of American Health Care Act

Mar 9, 2017
Press Release
Congress Introduces Bill to Replace Obamacare

WASHINGTON – Congressman Lou Barletta (PA-11) today issued the following statement regarding the introduction of the American Health Care Act:

“I am pleased Congress has released the bill text outlining what will become the first step in the repeal and replacement of Obamacare.  This will be a long, multi-step process, and must be done in a deliberate manner to ensure that no one falls through the cracks.  I was encouraged to see that the bill maintains that people with pre-existing conditions cannot be denied coverage, and that adult children can stay on their parent’s health insurance until the age of 26.  The bill also fully repeals the job-killing medical device tax and makes significant strides in rolling back harmful government mandates.  I am continuing to review the bill, keeping in mind the impact it will have on the people of Pennsylvania’s 11th District.”