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Congressman Randy Hultgren

Representing the 14th District of ILLINOIS

Hultgren: Doing Nothing Isn't an Option

Mar 24, 2017
Press Release
Serious steps needed to address our broken healthcare system

Washington, DC — U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) released the following statement on the withdrawal of the American Health Care Act (H.R. 1628):

“I have heard loud and clear from thousands of my constituents that they want a healthcare system that is more affordable and works for them. I had great concerns about this bill, and expressed many of those to Speaker Ryan and House leadership. But maintaining the status quo is simply unacceptable. Too many are paying monthly premiums higher than their mortgage. Too many Medicaid recipients who need care can't gain access to a primary care doctor. Too many only have one insurer providing one plan in their area. That is wrong. Doing nothing isn't an option. We must take steps toward real healthcare reform that will benefit Illinois. If the answer isn't this proposal, then we must return to the drawing board, hold extensive hearings and figure out a different way forward.”