07.28.17

Capito Statement on Health Care Vote

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) released the following statement after this morning’s health care vote:

“For years, I have listened to the concerns many in West Virginia have about Obamacare. Since the outset of this debate, I have clearly stated that we need to care for those who rely on health coverage and access through West Virginia’s Medicaid expansion. I have also fought for additional resources to help those who are combatting the devastating effects of the opioid epidemic. At the same time, health insurance premiums in West Virginia’s individual market have increased by 169 percent over the past four years, and action needs to be taken to lower premiums and expand consumer choice for West Virginians.

“I voted on Tuesday for a measure to repeal and replace Obamacare; however, it failed to pass. The failure to pass legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare does not change the need to fix our broken health care system. As we go forward, I stand ready to work with my colleagues on bipartisan solutions that result in affordable coverage and expanded options for West Virginians.”

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