Congressman Sires’ Statement on House Republicans’ Misguided Plan to Repeal the Affordable Care Act
(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Sires issued the following statement regarding House Republicans’ plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act:
“House Republicans’ plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act is grossly misguided and inadequate. Republican leaders claim that their overhaul will drive down healthcare costs; however, it is clear that their plan prioritizes the wealthiest Americans while leaving middle class and low-income families to foot the bill. This plan would also defund Planned Parenthood, which provides essential preventative care for women across the country. Furthermore, House Republicans released this overhaul without any Congressional Budget Office score in what can be perceived as a deliberate attempt to bury the true costs of the repeal.
I am also deeply concerned with how this plan will impact the expansion of Medicaid in states like New Jersey. The Republican overhaul would destroy Medicaid as we know it, potentially hurting tens of millions of Americans who rely on the program. Americans deserve transparency during this process and the hardworking men and women throughout the country have earned their right to affordable healthcare coverage.”