Protect Persons with Disabilities, the Elderly and Working Poor
Excerpts from Rep. Chris Smith (NJ-04):
"I voted no on the AHCA largely because it cuts Medicaid funding by $839 billion; undercuts essential health benefits such as maternity care, newborn care, hospitalization and pediatric services; includes ‘per capita caps’ and weakens coverage for pre-existing health conditions—all of which will hurt disabled persons (especially and including children and adults with autism), the elderly and the working poor.
Over the past several years, we have seen the flaws of Obamacare, including increased premiums and deductibles, diminishing healthcare options and patients losing plans they were assured they could keep. These very real problems underscore the need for meaningful bipartisan reform."