Mar 24, 2017: Statement of NJHA President and CEO Betsy Ryan on 2nd Delayed Vote on American Health Care Act
“It has become crystal clear that the American Health Care Act does not have the support of the U.S. House of Representatives nor the majority of Americans. Today’s second failed attempt to hold a vote on the AHCA reveals our nation’s serious misgivings surrounding a bill that would strip health insurance from 24 million Americans and jeopardize care for 68 million Americans who rely on Medicaid.
“The New Jersey Hospital Association and our healthcare community salutes the members of the New Jersey congressional delegation who have stated their opposition to the AHCA: Republicans Frank LoBiondo (R-2), Chris Smith (R-4), Leonard Lance (R-7) and Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-11), and Democrats Donald Norcross (D-1), Josh Gottheimer (D-5), Frank Pallone (D-6), Albio Sires (D-8), Bill Pascrell (D-9), Donald Payne Jr. (D-10) and Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-12).
“With their opposition, our elected leaders have put the health and well-being of their constituents above partisanship and political pressure. They have put their state and their constituents first, and we applaud them for it.”