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Congressman Lloyd Smucker

Representing the 16th District of Pennsylvania

Smucker Statement on Passage of American Health Care Act

May 4, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker (PA-16) issued the following statement after voting for the American Health Care Act:

“Obamacare is broken. Premiums are skyrocketing and insurance options are disappearing. Premiums in Lancaster County increased 40 percent in 2017 – the highest in Pennsylvania. The entire system is unsustainable and on the verge of collapse. It’s time for change.

“The American Health Care Act will help ensure Pennsylvanians have access to the care they need at a price they can afford. It returns regulatory power to the states – where it belongs – so that governors can run state-specific programs instead of a top-down, one-size-fits-all approach. It ends Obamacare’s costly mandates and provides both a market-driven system that will lower premiums, and tax relief to hardworking Americans to help make health care affordable. Finally, the bill provides protections for those with pre-existing conditions.

“I urge the Senate to take up this legislation quickly and look forward to seeing its changes to help improve our health care system.”