Sanford on House Passage of American Health Care Act
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Representative Mark Sanford (R-SC) released the following statement after voting for the American Health Care Act, which the House passed:
“I think it’s important to recognize this vote for what it is: a vote to continue the conversation about where we go next on healthcare. The Senate may or may not act on all or parts of the bill, and if they do, it will come back to the House for yet another vote. Most significantly, it’s my hope that this will ultimately serve as a first step in the process of getting toward a sustainable healthcare system. It is not a full repeal of the Affordable Care Act, but the bill’s architecture does work to lower costs, increase choice, and cultivate a more competitive health insurance marketplace while providing protections for those with pre-existing conditions.
“I have been profoundly moved by the stories told by so many at home over the last few months on healthcare and its meaning for and effect on themselves and those they love. I look forward to continuing those conversations and working to find a solution that helps both those in profound health need and those in the individual marketplace who would like to see premiums reduced and choices expanded.”