Josh Gottheimer Statement On Budget Resolution Vote That Would Blow Up the Deficit, Create Mass Chaos and Uncertainty in the Marketplace

Jan 13, 2017

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) released the following statement after his vote on today’s FY 2017 budget resolution:

“My grandfather always used to say ‘complain—but with a solution,’ and he was right. There’s no question the Affordable Care Act needs major improvements, such as eliminating the Cadillac Tax and Medical Device Tax, but repealing the law without any plan in place could dramatically increase health care premiums, create great uncertainty in the marketplace, upend benefit programs, and create chaos for everyone. It would also risk important protections for families, including those that enable Americans with preexisting conditions to get coverage and those under 26 years old to be on their parents’ plans.

“I will work with anyone—Democrat, Republican, or Independent—to seek solutions and improve health care affordability and access, but not at the cost of leaving millions of people uninsured, creating mass uncertainty, driving up premiums, and dramatically increasing the deficit.”


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