Congressman Blum's Statement on AHCA Vote


By: Rod Blum
By: Rod Blum
Date: May 4, 2017
Location: Dubuque, IA

"Obamacare is collapsing. In Iowa the two largest insurers have already announced their departure from the market, and the third and final insurer is on the verge of leaving as well. This could leave over 70,000 Iowans with zero options for health insurance - it's clear that something needs to be done.

The AHCA will stabilize the market, lower premiums for Iowans, increase choices, reduce taxes, and protect people who have pre-existing conditions. I withheld my support - against the wishes of my own party - until changes were made to ensure that premiums would come down and that we would take care of those who need help by setting aside over $120 billion to assist citizens with pre-existing conditions. After years of higher costs, fewer choices and broken promises under Obamacare, it's time to enact a better system that actually works for Americans."