Rep. Johnson Votes Against Republican Bill Attacking Health Care of Women & Working Families

Jan 8, 2016 Issues: Health Care
Calls for Action in New Year to Create Jobs and Deliver Bigger Paychecks to Hard-working Americans
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Johnson (GA-05) voted against a Republican bill this week that would dismantle the Affordable Care Act and defund Planned Parenthood.  This Republican Reconciliation bill would take away affordable health coverage from 22 million Americans, and would strip away family planning services and life-saving cancer screenings from millions of women across the country. 
 
“House Republicans have chosen to celebrate the New Year with the same old radical attacks on women’s access to health care and on working families with affordable health insurance,” said Rep. Johnson. “Instead of going after Planned Parenthood and attempting to dismantle the affordable health coverage of 22 million Americans, Congress should be working to create jobs and deliver bigger paychecks to hard-working Americans.” 
 
The Republican Reconciliation bill, which passed the House today with Democrats opposing: 
Defunds Planned Parenthood, leaving millions of American women without key preventive health services – including life-saving cancer screenings, well-woman exams, birth control and advice on family planning; and
Destroys the Affordable Care Act, dismantling the newfound health and economic security of millions of working families. 
 
According to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office, the Republican Reconciliation bill will take away health insurance from 22 million Americans after 2017.  
 
With this bill, House Republicans have now voted 62 times to repeal or undermine the Affordable Care Act.  In addition, the House GOP has now voted 11 times in the 114th Congress alone to disrupt women’s access to affordable health care. 
 
“In the New Year, Americans are clamoring for action from Congress to grow the economy, create jobs and improve the lives of working families,” continued Rep. Johnson.  “It is my hope that House Republicans will resolve to end their attacks on the health care of women and working families, and join with House Democrats to make 2016 a year of progress for the American people.” 
 
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