Rep. Carbajal Statement on Passage of the American Health Care Act
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) released the following statement regarding his vote against passage of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) in the U.S. House of Representatives:
“In order to get their harmful legislation passed, the House Majority took a bill that leaves 24 million Americans without health insurance – and made it even worse. The AHCA leaves Central Coast families with fewer protections, allowing insurers to make coverage prohibitively expensive for people with pre-existing conditions. Millions more will see their premiums and out-of-pocket costs increase 25% on average, with an added ‘Age Tax’ imposed on Americans over fifty.
“It is unacceptable for the House Majority to have forced a vote on legislation that will impact millions of lives without knowing its full cost or its harmful effects. I hope that my colleagues in the Senate will put the health of the American people over politics, and reject this misguided legislation.”