Peterson votes no on the American Health Care Act

May 4, 2017 Issues: Health

Congressman Collin C. Peterson today voted “no” on the American Health Care Act, citing concerns it will have on his district. He made the following statement:

“The healthcare bill that passed the House today is even worse than the bill that was introduced two months ago. Like the previous bill, this legislation won’t help the people in the middle who are struggling with skyrocketing premiums and unaffordable deductibles. It also jeopardizes the protections for people with pre-existing conditions that so many people from my district need to keep their coverage,” Peterson said.

“Over the last few months I met with hospitals, doctors and constituents from across the district with concerns about the bill, including the significant cuts to Medicaid funding and eligibility which would hurt our state. This political exercise today only delays the inevitable bipartisan work which will be needed to fix our healthcare system.”