HARRISBURG, PA – Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf today issued the following statement on news out of Washington, D.C. that Republicans are plotting another effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act and cut Medicaid:
“For the last year and a half, I have worked with bipartisan governors to stop Washington from dismantling the Affordable Care Act, undoing consumer protections for pre-existing conditions and lifetime caps, and making deep and devastating cuts to Medicaid that would hurt seniors and people with disabilities.
“As Republicans in Washington plot their next effort to take us backwards on health care, I want to make clear that we are still ready to fight to protect health care for our citizens, especially seniors and those with disabilities. The previous GOP health care proposals would have been devastating for Pennsylvania.
“Medicaid expansion is working in Pennsylvania: our uninsured rate is at its lowest point in modern history and hospitals are saving hundreds of millions of dollars now that 720,000 more people have insurance.
“Going backwards is not an option. Washington Republicans should be focused on stabilizing the system to lower the cost of health care, insurance premiums, and prescription drugs.”
SOURCE: news provided by GOVERNOR.PA.GOV