Welch Blasts Republican Plan to Repeal the ACA With No Replacement Plan
WASHINGTON—Ahead of a floor vote later today on the fiscal year 2017 budget resolution, which includes the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) called out the Republican majority for having no plan to replace the law that has benefitted millions of Americans and thousands of Vermonters. A full transcript of Welch’s remarks can be found here.
“Bottom line, you’re the majority in the House, you’re the majority in the Senate, you’ve got the presidency,” Congressman Welch said. “You’ve got some responsibility to show us the beef. Where is the plan? Now there’s a lot of paper over there, but you haven’t shown us a plan and here’s why: because when you put pen to paper, all hell is going to break loose on your side, because you have to move beyond the rhetoric to figuring out how you’re going to pay to keep our kids on our healthcare plan, you’re going to have to figure out how to pay if we’re going to let folks with preexisting conditions have healthcare. Those don’t solve themselves, and you don’t have a plan.”