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Rep. McNerney Issues Statement Opposing Efforts to Repeal the Affordable Care Act

Jan 19, 2017
Press Release

Stockton, CA – Congressman Jerry McNerney released the following statement in response to efforts by Republicans in Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

 “The Affordable Care Act has done much more than bring quality, affordable health coverage to millions of Americans. It has increased access to health care in this country by eliminating pre-existing condition exclusions, setting caps on out-of-pocket costs and ensuring families no longer face the threat of bankruptcy due to illness or medical emergencies. The ACA also lowers prescription drug costs for seniors and prevents insurance companies from charging women more for health coverage.

“I oppose efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act.  The law is not perfect, but repealing the ACA will shock our health care system, causing millions of people to lose their coverage and costing thousands of lost jobs in my district alone.  Instead of wasting time and resources to repeal a law that benefits millions of people, we should work together to make improvements and build on the progress we’ve made.” 


Rep. Jerry McNerney proudly serves the constituents of California’s 9th Congressional District that includes portions of San Joaquin, Contra Costa, and Sacramento Counties. For more information on Rep. McNerney’s work, follow him on Facebook and on Twitter @RepMcNerney.