(Sacramento, CA) – In response to today’s vote in the House of Representatives to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, Senator Stone issued the following statement:
“Today’s vote was a step in the right direction to fix the healthcare crisis in our country. The major problem with healthcare is not just people having or not having insurance. Rather, the crisis exists in the fact that people don’t have adequate access to actual care.
“It appears that one huge impediment to quality care has been addressed in the bill passed by the House today, and that is letting insurance companies sell across state lines to make insurance more affordable for more people. Further, I was pleased an amendment to protect people with pre-existing medical conditions was included in the bill.
“I look forward to seeing what the Senate does in the reconciliation process, but it appears that this is a positive step in fixing the problems with the Affordable Care Act and replacing it with something that actually delivers quality care to more people and at a lower cost.”