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March 17, 2017

Aguilar Takes to House Floor On Behalf of Inland Empire Families Threatened by GOP Health Care Bill

Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar spoke on the House floor in opposition to House Republicans’ health care bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ACA has helped over 20 million Americans access health care coverage, while the Republicans’ bill to repeal and replace the ACA would strip 24 million Americans of coverage.

Highlighting stories he’s heard from constituents in San Bernardino County, Rep. Aguilar shared a letter from Daria in Redlands who suffers from a rare and debilitating disease, and whose family relies on Medi-Cal. Rep. Aguilar condemned House Republicans for their disastrous plan that will penalize families like Daria’s while rewarding the super-rich, and he challenged Republican leaders to face the families that this health care bill would punish. Rep. Aguilar’s speech can be viewed in full here.

Rep. Aguilar is committed to improving the ACA and opposes the House Republican bill to repeal and replace the ACA. House Republicans’ bill has been slammed by both Republicans and Democrats, as well as independent agencies, for the devastating repercussions it will sow. House Republicans’ plan will strip 24 million Americans of health care and drive up premiums for older Americans by as much as 25 percent.