WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman James Comer (KY-01) released the following statement on the passage of the American Health Care Act:

Today, I voted to repeal and replace Obamacare with a health care bill that ends Washington’s failed one-size-fits-all approach to health care, which has left Americans paying more every year for fewer options and with less access to care.

This bill, which President Trump supports, will make health insurance more affordable across the board, allow states to better manage their unsustainable Medicaid programs, and repeal job-killing taxes and regulations, while still protecting people with pre-existing conditions. 

There is a lot of misinformation out there. Let me be clear, this bill prohibits insurance companies from denying coverage because of a pre-existing condition. They will also be banned from cancelling coverage based on a preexisting condition. Additionally, it will allow states to apply for a waiver to fund high risk pools, and give affordable coverage to people with pre-existing conditions.

 Repealing Obamacare is critically important for Kentucky, where the individual market has collapsed, leaving only one insurance carrier in 31 of 35 counties in the First District, and where the unsustainable expanded Medicaid program now pays for more than thirty percent of our population. It is clear that Obamacare has been a disaster for our health care system and Kentucky, and I was proud to stand with President Trump in supporting this bill today.”