Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) released the following statement in support of the American Health Care Act – legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare with reforms to lower costs and increase access for North Country families and businesses.

“Throughout this process, I have worked to make sure our district has had a seat at the table. I have kept one of my first promises that I made to you, which is that any law we pass applies to Members of Congress just as it would any citizen. That’s why I’ve coauthored successful legislation to ensure that Congress lives by the same rules in this bill as everyone else.  I have also worked to have additional funding added for maternity care and language included to reduce the Medicaid mandate on our local counties.

“The American Health Care Act is not perfect, but it is an important step in reforming our broken healthcare system to help families in our district. As this legislation moves to the Senate, I will continue to work to strengthen the support for those with pre-existing conditions.

“This House vote is the first step in a long legislative process. I am committed to achieving a 21st century healthcare system that lowers costs, improves access and increases quality for hard working North Country families.”

Alongside the American Healthcare Act, the House will vote today on H.R. 2192 – legislation Rep. Stefanik coauthored to remove a health care exemption for Members of Congress.