Congressman Mark Meadows

Representing the 11th District of North Carolina


House Freedom Caucus Statement on Passage of American Health Care Act (AHCA)

May 4, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C.— The House Freedom Caucus released the following statement on the passage of the American Health Care Act (AHCA):

“For years, millions of Americans have struggled under President Obama’s Affordable Care Act and have pleaded with their elected officials to repeal it and replace it with a plan that works for American families. Today, the House of Representatives began that process by passing the American Health Care Act (AHCA).

We made a promise to the American people to repeal Obamacare and replace it with policy that brings down costs. While this legislation does not fully repeal Obamacare, it’s an important step in keeping that promise to lower healthcare costs. Due to the hard work of conservatives in the House, this bill now allows states the ability to undo the most costly aspects of Obamacare that are hurting American families. We look forward to working with our Senate colleagues to improve the bill. Our work will continue until we fully repeal Obamacare.”

Mission statement of the House Freedom Caucus:

“The House Freedom Caucus gives a voice to countless Americans who feel that Washington does not represent them. We support open, accountable and limited government, the Constitution and the rule of law, and policies that promote the liberty, safety, and prosperity of all Americans.”