Washington, DC – In response to the House passage of the dangerous and economically unstable Republican health care plan, which would repeal the Affordable Care Act and cost millions of Americans the affordable health insurance coverage they need, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) issued the following statement:
“Today, is a sad day for the future of the American health care system. Republicans voted to pass a bill that would take health care from millions of people across the country, including 263,000 constituents of mine who have health insurance because of the Affordable Care Act.
“This Republican-led bill will not only jeopardize Americans’ health care benefits, it will also have a serious impact on our local economies, which have greatly benefited from expanded coverage. In my district alone, it would eliminate 4,000 jobs.
“Health care should not be a partisan issue and I’m deeply disappointed that my colleagues across the aisle have turned this basic right into a battle between the two parties.”
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Rep. Jerry McNerney proudly serves the constituents of California’s 9th Congressional District that includes portions of San Joaquin, Contra Costa, and Sacramento Counties. For more information on Rep. McNerney’s work, follow him on Facebook and on Twitter @RepMcNerney