Dear Friend, 

This week the House of Representatives considered the American Health Care Act (AHCA). Before the House could vote on this deeply flawed bill, Speaker Paul Ryan pulled it from the floor because it did not have enough votes to pass.

While the next steps in health reform are unclear, I will continue to focus on bipartisan fixes that make health care affordable and accessible for more Arizona families.  

I’ve studied the American Health Care Act and reviewed multiple detailed analyses of the bill, including the Congressional Budget Office analysis. I do not support this bill. This bill will hurt our state’s economy. It will deny coverage and make health care more expensive for too many Arizona families. Congress has significantly more work to do.

Healthcare reform should control costs and improve quality and access for hardworking Arizona families. This bill does not meet the mark.

Under this plan, too many Arizonans, especially older Arizonans, will lose coverage, or face higher premiums or higher deductibles with less financial support for plans that cover less. This bill’s Medicaid repeal could cost Arizona at least $5.6 billion in health care funding and put a $1.475 billion coverage hole in our state’s budget over the next six years. This results in fewer working Arizonans, children, and seniors getting affordable coverage and increased costs for Arizona hospitals, families, and taxpayers.

Healthcare reform deserves and requires serious, thoughtful solutions that lasts the test of time. Congress should not attempt reform without input and cooperation from both parties and the American people. It’s time for members of Congress to put aside their differences, roll up their sleeves, and work together to come up with real solutions that deliver quality, affordable healthcare for hardworking Arizona families.

We are honored to serve in Congress on behalf of Arizona families like yours. We always appreciate hearing from you on current topics and issues that are important to you. If there is an issue that concerns you, please let us know by clicking this link or by calling our Phoenix office: 602-956-2285. Be sure to stay connected through our Facebook and Twitter accounts, and let us know how we can be of service.



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