Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) released the following statement after the House approved legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), known more commonly as Obamacare:
"For seven years, I've fought to repeal all of Obamacare's mandates, middle class taxes, abortion subsidies, insurance company bailouts, and unaffordable, one-size-fits-all health insurance plans. I also assured my constituents that our replacement would include protections for patients with pre-existing conditions. My vote today does all of the above.
"Passage of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) is a win for President Trump, but more importantly it's a win for the millions of Americans who are forced to buy a product they can't afford to use. The AHCA will empower states to offer, and patients to choose from, a broader range of affordable insurance plans that better fit each individual and family's unique needs."