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Rep. Bacon Votes 'Yes' on AHCA

Covers Those with Pre-existing Conditions

Washington, DC, May 4, 2017

 Today, Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) joined colleagues in the House to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA), giving individuals and states more control over health care policies allowing for patient-centered health care and removing federal bureaucrats from the decision process. 

“Today I joined my colleagues on a rescue mission to save health care for Nebraskans because people were being burdened with skyrocketing premiums, unaffordable deductibles, and lack of choice. Premiums had risen by up to 51% for many Nebraskans and our state is down to two health insurance providers in the marketplace.

This landmark legislation ensures that Americans will have control over their health care policies while maintaining coverage for those with pre-existing conditions. Several layers of legislation, including the McArthur and Upton Amendments, will make sure that people cannot be denied coverage because of a pre-existing condition. These amendments also provide security for families and individuals that their health care premiums will be affordable.

I am disappointed in those who are spreading lies about the coverage under the AHCA: that it strips pre-existing coverage and veteran tax credits. Quite frankly, they are causing undue fear in many Americans. It’s irresponsible and I plan on spending the next week correcting those reckless falsehoods.”