(Washington, D.C.) – Representative Charlie Dent (PA-15) released the following statement regarding his opposition to the American Health Care Act of 2017 (“AHCA” ; H.R. 1628):

“I am disappointed that the House passed this bill which I believe will increase health insurance costs - particularly for low-to-moderate income Americans, increase the number of uninsured by up to as many as 24 million people, and undermine important protections for those living with pre-existing conditions. It is my hope that cooler heads will prevail in the Senate and that they will produce a better bill that is focused on improving healthcare for all Americans rather than the haphazardly constructed and hastily considered House bill. Healthcare reform should be about improving care for the American people.  Too much time and energy has been spent on meeting arbitrary deadlines and artificial timelines, all to improve the budget baseline for tax reform. We can and must do better.”

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