Statement from Congressman Denny Heck on announcement that Affordable Care Act will stay in place
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today U.S. Representative Denny Heck (WA-10) released a statement following the announcement that House Republicans have withdrawn their plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act:
“President Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan have abandoned plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act. This is in no small part due to the outpouring of opposition to the Republican plan from the South Sound. The 10th Congressional District marched, called, emailed, wrote postcards, shared their stories, and met with me to show how much they care about access to affordable care. I was able to pass along incredible stories of residents overcoming illnesses, disease, and other health conditions and going on to succeed in their everyday life thanks to important provisions of the Affordable Care Act.
“Every single person who spoke out is a hero, and we couldn’t have defended the Affordable Care Act without them. Going forward, I stand ready to work in a bipartisan fashion to make health care even more affordable and accessible for every American.”
On Wednesday, March 22, Congressman Heck spoke on the House floor and urged his colleagues to vote against the American Health Care Act. He also spoke on the House floor against repealing the Affordable Care Act previously, telling Marty’s story on January 13, telling Shirley and Sarah’s story on February 3, telling Baby Gracie’s story on February 14, , and reading Sherry’s letter on March 8. Congressman Heck also invited Kelty Pierce to share her story with Congress as a guest for the President’s Joint Address to Congress.