Ohio Lawmakers React To Cancelled American Health Care Act Vote

WASHINGTON D.C. - Ohio lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are reacting to the cancellation of Friday's scheduled vote on the American Health Care Act. 

Rep. Marcy Kaptur said in a statement that the AHCA was nothing more than a tax cut for the rich.

"Let’s call a spade a spade, this bill was always a giant tax cut for the rich, posing as a health care bill. Its defeat is a great victory for the American people and the 900,000 Ohioans who now have insurance thanks to the Affordable Care Act. It is time for an honest effort to ensure we have an equitable health care system for all Americans. Rejecting this bill is step one, now we must continue the progress we have made under the Affordable Care Act,” Kaptur said.

Congressman Jim Jordan, a member of the House Freedom Caucus that fought against the bill, said it is now time to talk about a clean repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

"Obamacare is a disaster, and repealing it remains one of my top priorities. It's why I introduced a clean repeal bill and have been pushing for a vote. The AHCA did not have the support it needed, neither in Congress nor among the American people. Now, House Republicans owe it to our constituents to immediately get back to the drawing board and bring forward a bolder effort to replace the failing Obamacare with a plan to reduce costs by increasing choice and competition. I look forward to working with my Republican colleagues to accomplish this goal," Jordan said in a statement.

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