WASHINGTON DC – Thursday, Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) supported the American Health Care Act (AHCA) to "take the first step in repairing the damages of the Obamacare system," his office said.
On his decision to vote in favor of the AHCA, Congressman Kinzinger released the following statement:
“We cannot wait any longer to bring relief to the American people suffering under Obamacare. In Illinois, premiums have gone up more than 40%. Across the country, outrageous deductibles and fewer provider choices are commonplace under Obamacare.
“The so-called ‘Affordable Care’ Act, Obamacare, has had a damaging effect on patient care, insurance coverage and our economy. Today, I voted to repeal and replace Obamacare, just as the American people asked for on Election Day. The AHCA puts patients back in charge of their own healthcare, and includes several layers of protection for individuals with pre-existing conditions.
“This legislation has several steps to go before it becomes law and we have many improvements to make. But today, I acted to move this healthcare reform forward to make real progress for my constituents and our country.”
Did he actually read the bill?
Congressman Kinzinger probably struggled initially to go along with passing a less than perfect bill but he wisely realized that even an imperfect bill is better than the flawed piece of crap that the American people were forced to endure during the Obama administration. Kinzinger also knows that the AHCA bill will be modified and improved upon as time goes on until it is finally a polished gem (instead of the piece of gravel that Obama left us with). Kinzinger knows how and when to pick his battles in order to win the war.