Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015by Representative Sander M. Levin
Posted on 2016-01-06
LEVIN asked and was given permission to revise and extend his
Mr. LEVIN. Mr. Speaker, this bill is reckless and has zero chance of
becoming law. But most significantly, it is heartless. What it says
from Republicans here to millions, an Unhappy New Year. You could take
healthcare insurance away from 22 million people. To them, these 22
million, from Republicans, an Unhappy New Year.
It will repeal funding for Medicaid expansion in 30 States and the District of Columbia, leaving 14 million low-income Americans without health care. To those 14 million Americans, from House Republicans, an Unhappy New Year.
It would eliminate the tax credits for low-income families and individuals, a key part of what makes ACA affordable. It would eliminate the individual and employer mandates, undermining the patient protections and access measures that helped dramatically reduce the rate of uninsured in this country.
The Republicans are also using this bill to continue their ideological obsession with depriving women access to affordable family planning services and lifesaving cancer screenings by defunding Planned Parenthood.
This bill deserves not only the veto that is coming, but a ``no'' vote on the floor of this House.