Bennet Statement on House Bill to Repeal Affordable Care Act

Washington, D.C. - Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives narrowly passed legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act:

"I am willing to work with anyone to fix and improve our health care system, but today's bill takes us in exactly the wrong direction. This misguided approach would cause hundreds of thousands of Coloradans to lose their coverage, with those in our rural communities hit the hardest. It would also return us to the days when health insurers could discriminate against those with pre-existing conditions. For people who are allowed to keep their coverage, it will reduce benefits and increase costs. I will do everything I can to stop this legislation in the Senate and work in a bipartisan way on real solutions."