Fortenberry Statement on Senate Health Care Bill


Date: July 18, 2017
Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Jeff Fortenberry today issued the following statement on developments regarding the Senate health care bill:

"We must repair our broken health care system. Doing nothing is reckless. Given that the Senate could not find a way forward, we must continue working to solve the issue of maintaining protections for those who benefit from the Affordable Care Act while radically rethinking how to bring down costs for those who can no longer afford insurance. Repeal with no replacement would be disastrous. Now is the time to slog through the hard issues--not at some mythical future date."

Fortenberry serves on the House Appropriations Committee.