Press Release

Gillibrand Statement On House Decision To Pull Vote On Bill To Dismantle The Affordable Care Act

Mar 24, 2017

Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today issued the following statement on the House decision to pull the vote on the bill to dismantle the Affordable Care Act:

“The only way anything ever happens in Washington is when regular people stand up and speak out – and that’s exactly what happened with this awful bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act. After so many New Yorkers and people across America raised their voices in opposition to this bill, the House of Representatives backed down today from a plan that would have taken away health care from an estimated 24 million Americans, would have brought us back to the days when insurance companies could refuse to cover maternity care, and would have made health care much more expensive for families and seniors – all while giving huge tax breaks to insurance companies and drug companies. We should continue to work to improve our health care system, but this was a bad bill, and I’m glad it was stopped.”