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Congressman Dave Trott

Representing the 11th District of Michigan

Trott Supports American Health Care Act

May 4, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Representative Dave Trott (MI-11) issued the following statement after voting in support of the American Health Care Act (H.R. 1628) and the Public Health Service Act (H.R. 2192), legislation that prevents Members of Congress from exempting themselves and their staffs from the American Health Care Act (AHCA):

"Since coming to Congress, I have been committed to replacing the Affordable Care Act with common-sense solutions that give every Michigan family access to affordable, high-quality care.  I believe the verdict on the Affordable Care Act was rendered last November and Michigan voters made it clear they want to see a new direction for our nation's health care system.

"While this legislation is not perfect, I believe it is better approach than was taken by the Affordable Care Act.  My viewpoint is reflected in the words of one of my constituents from Livonia, who recently told me, 'health insurance, right now, is more in need of reform than ever.' With individual premiums expected to be hit with another double digit increase, Michigan families cannot afford to wait.

"The American Health Care Act instills patient-centered reforms that will reduce costs and includes safeguards for patients with pre-existing conditions, and allows young adults to stay on their parents' healthcare plan until age twenty-six. Additionally, this legislation modernizes and reforms Medicaid, protecting it for our children, the elderly, and the disabled, ensuring the program's future solvency.

"The American people send their lawmakers to Washington to make tough choices - not to be obstructionists, but to work towards substantive solutions, and I am committed to doing just that. I look forward to continuing to work with my colleagues and President Trump as we improve our nation's health care system."