Hoyer Statement on Senate Health Care Vote

For Immediate Release:

February 2, 2011

Contact:

Daniel Reilly, 202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement after the Senate voted against repealing the Affordable Care Act:

“The vote in the Senate today on the Affordable Care Act is a distraction from what the American people want us to focus on – jobs. This vote shows that Republicans are not only ignoring Americans’ priorities, but are trying to put insurance companies back in charge of American families’ health care. The American people do not support repealing critical patient protections in the new law, such as ending discrimination against people with pre-existing conditions, making prescription drugs more affordable for America’s seniors, and allowing young Americans to stay on their parents’ plans until the age of 26.”

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