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Congressman Al Lawson

Representing the 5th District of Florida

Lawson Statement on the Republican Health Care Proposal

March 7, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-5) released the following statement on the House Republicans health care proposal:

“The Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act is an exercise in smoke and mirrors. This proposal would give tax breaks to the wealthiest Americans while burdening hard working families with higher health care costs. The Republican plan allows for soaring new health care costs for our seniors and shortens the life of the Medicare Trust Fund, endangering seniors and disabled Americans who depend on Medicaid coverage. This is completely unacceptable for Floridians.

We need to hear from the Congressional Budget Office about what this bill would really mean in real numbers. The American people deserve to understand what Republicans are trying to do to their health care. I will continue to fight to ensure that Floridians with pre-existing conditions don’t have to worry about losing their health care, and that young adults can stay on their parents insurance until they are 26, and that we are doing all we can to make health care affordable and accessible for all Americans, not just a select few.”