Congressman Scott Taylor Statement on Passage of AHCA
Leaders must act. Obamacare is failing. We cannot stand by and idly watch as out of pocket costs for millions of Americans and their families skyrocket and insurers pull out of individual markets in our states (Aetna announced a pull out of Virginia yesterday and United the week before). While we are far from a final piece of legislation, today we advanced the vessel that will rid us of D.C. mandated healthcare and we moved towards more patient focus. Everyday Americans are flushing money down the toilet in the biggest taxing scheme in the history of our nation. This legislation protects individuals with pre-existing conditions and does not exempt members or our staff from the same laws that everyone must comply with. The same people who told us we could keep our plans and doctors are attempting to scare our neighbors, saying pre-existing conditions are not covered. This is a lie. For all the above reasons and more, I was a yes vote. Leaders must act.