Kinzinger backs health care act as beginning of Obamacare repeal
U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) voted in favor of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) on May 4 despite its flaws because it begins the process of repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), he said recently, according to a press release from his office.
“We cannot wait any longer to bring relief to the American people suffering under Obamacare,” Kinzinger said. “The so-called ‘Affordable Care’ Act, Obamacare, has had a damaging effect on patient care, insurance coverage and our economy. Today, I voted to repeal and replace Obamacare, just as the American people asked for on Election Day. The AHCA puts patients back in charge of their own health care, and includes several layers of protection for individuals with pre-existing conditions.”
Kinzinger said premiums in Illinois have increased by 40 percent under the ACA, and the law has led to outrageous deductibles and fewer options for Americans choosing health care providers. He pointed to last year’s election as a mandate for repeal.
“This legislation has several steps to go before it becomes law, and we have many improvements to make,” Kinzinger said. “But today, I acted to move this health care reform forward to make real progress for my constituents and our country.”