Statement by Senator John McCain on the Better Care Reconciliation Act


Date: June 27, 2017
Location: Washington, DC

U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) released the following statement today on the Better Care Reconciliation Act:

"As the Senate moves forward with negotiations on the Better Care Reconciliation Act, I will be working hard to include important measures that address the concerns raised by Governor Ducey and other leaders across our state about the bill's impact on Arizona's Medicaid system. Arizona has been nationally recognized for running one of the most efficient and cost-effective Medicaid programs in the country. This legislation should reward states like Arizona that are responsibly managing their health care services and controlling costs -- not penalize them.

"I continue to believe we must repeal and replace Obamacare, which has hit Arizonans with some of the highest premium increases in the nation and left 14 out of Arizona's 15 counties with only one provider option on the exchanges this year. But we must do so in a way that recognizes our state's success, protects our economy, and ensures citizens who are most in need do not have the rug pulled out from under them."