Rep. Meadows' Statement on Passage of the AHCA
Washington, D.C. – Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) released the following statement on the passage of the AHCA:
"This process has never been about getting a win for Republicans or a win for the Freedom Caucus—it’s been about getting a win for the countless Americans who are being crushed by the broken system of Obamacare. Today is a victory for them.
From the earliest stages of the discussion, I’ve stated that my goals were to 1) bring down premiums for Americans, and 2) protect those with pre-existing conditions. After weeks of negotiations, conversations, and substantive changes to the bill, I believe we reached the point where both of these criteria will be sufficiently met. I believe the revised AHCA will substantially reduce healthcare premiums and provide a strong net of protection for the most vulnerable Americans.
I particularly want to recognize two of my friends and colleagues, Rep. Tom MacArthur and Rep. Fred Upton, for their work in negotiating the closing details of the bill. I also want to thank President Trump for his work behind the scenes to bring this deal home. Having worked with him closely over the last few months, I cannot emphasize enough how incredibly focused this President is in keeping his campaign promises to you. This bill is a major step in that mission. There is still work to be done, and I look forward to working with my colleagues in the Senate to improve the bill—but today’s vote is a vital piece to the puzzle. Today we are one step closer. Help is on the way."