Yoder Statement on Efforts to Repair America’s Broken Health Care System
Washington, DC – Representative Kevin Yoder (R-KS) issued the following statement on the postponement of today’s scheduled vote on the American Health Care Act:
“There is no doubt our country is split on how to reform our health care system, but Americans across party lines are depending on us to get this right. While the American Health Care Act failed to achieve majority support, I remain committed to finding a solution.
“I’ve met with individuals and groups across the political spectrum. Conservatives have told me they want to get the federal government out of health care, allow states to innovate, and put patients back in control. Progressives have told me they want to retain prohibitions on insurance providers denying coverage based on pre-existing conditions or placing lifetime caps on medical care. As we’ve seen, finding a compromise will be difficult. But I believe it is possible.
“The bottom line is our reform agenda must focus on lowering the cost of care, getting government out of the way, putting patients back in control, and offering more options to let you choose the plan that’s best for you and your family. It must repair the damage done by Obamacare without pulling the rug out from underneath anyone. It must put America on a better, more sustainable path for our health care.”