WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (D-Boston) released the following statement after voting against the so-called American Health Care Act:

“I remain strongly opposed to TrumpCare and I am disappointed that yet again House Republican leadership rushed their proposal to the Floor without hearings, time for public input, or an estimate of what this will cost average families. This is not a credible attempt to improve access to affordable healthcare. TrumpCare would weaken pre-existing condition protections, causing premium increases for millions. This proposal would hurt retirees’ access to healthcare by weakening Medicare and by dramatically increasing costs for individuals over age 50. And TrumpCare does nothing to address the rising cost of prescription drugs. I am very concerned about the impact of this proposal on families in Massachusetts and across the country. I continue to call on my colleagues on the other side of the aisle to make a sincere, bipartisan effort to improve the Affordable Care Act, rather than haphazardly repealing provisions and making no attempts to decrease healthcare costs for everyday Americans.”