Chrissy Houlahan calls to reform health care without ‘blowing it up and starting all over’
Rep. Chrissy Houlahan called Friday for lawmakers to reform the “flawed” Affordable Care Act instead of “blowing it up and starting all over again.”
“I think this is a system, albeit flawed, that definitely needs tweaking. ... That is the system of our nation right now, and if we all want to be working at this, we should be working to fix the Affordable Care Act, rather than blowing it up and starting all over again,” the Pennsylvania Democrat said on CNN’s “Right Now” show.
Ms. Houlahan said she is “completely willing to work” with Republicans and Democrats to pass health care reform but said she’s skeptical about whether it will happen.
“It really is that important that we fix the accessibility and affordability of quality health care for our people, but I’m dubious probably at best in terms of the opportunity that this administration provides for that pathway,” she said.
The Trump administration said Monday the entire Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, is unconstitutional, due to Congress’ decision to gut the “individual mandate” to hold insurance. President Trump has said in recent days that the GOP will be known as “the party of health care.”