As released by the Governor's Press Office Monday March 6, 2017.
Harrisburg, PA - Governor Tom Wolf released the following statement on the recently revealed House Republican bill that would repeal the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare:
"Today, the Republicans in Washington revealed a bill that would repeal the Affordable Care Act, which would roll back years of progress that drastically reduced Pennsylvania's uninsured rate and expanded coverage options for seniors, the disabled and those seeking treatment for a substance use disorder.
“This plan does not fix the Affordable Care Act - it would just delay the Republican plan to cut coverage for nearly a million Pennsylvanians, including those who were able to access quality, affordable healthcare after I expanded Medicaid two years ago.
“It will eliminate healthcare coverage for middle class families while encouraging insurance companies to increase executive salaries. This is a bad plan that would leave thousands of Pennsylvania seniors and families unable to afford access to basic medical care coverage.
"As I have repeatedly said, any plan that cuts Medicaid or reduces options for affordable, quality health insurance for Pennsylvanians is unacceptable. I strongly encourage everyone in the Pennsylvania delegation to reject this proposal."