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McCollum: Join Me In Fighting To Save the Affordable Care Act

January 5, 2017
Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) delivered the following remarks on the House Floor about the Affordable Care Act and Republican plans to repeal it:

I rise today in strong support of the Affordable Care Act, a law that has made a real difference in the lives of Minnesotans and Americans.

After seven years attacking the ACA, Republicans still haven’t come up with a plan to replace this law.

Instead, they plan to work with President-elect Donald Trump to repeal this law and destroy the progress we have made.

Repealing the ACA would leave tens of millions of Americans uninsured.

Repealing the ACA would let insurance companies deny coverage to the more than 2 million Minnesotans with pre-existing conditions.

And repealing the ACA would eliminate free, high-quality preventive care for hundreds of thousands of families in my district.

Make no mistake: Republicans’ ACA repeal plans would turn back the clock and leave millions of Americans just one illness away from financial ruin.

For the sake of all Minnesotans and Americans who have benefited from this law, join me in fighting to save the Affordable Care Act.