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LEAVE REPEAL AND REPLACE EFFORTS BEHIND
(Mr. KILDEE asked and was given permission to address the House for 1
Mr. KILDEE. Mr. Speaker, on Friday, when House Republicans withdrew
TrumpCare, it was a victory for American families. It was a victory for
24 million people who would have lost coverage under that plan. It was
also a victory for the millions of Americans who attended townhall
meetings, who wrote letters and emails, who spoke up. Their voices were
heard. But we have more work to do, Democrats and Republicans, in order
to make sure that all Americans have access to affordable health care.
We need now to turn our attention to doing what we can to improve the
Affordable Care Act in a bipartisan way. We have ways to make this work
better. It is not a perfect bill; of course it isn't. Nothing we do
here is perfect. It needs improvement, significant improvement. We have
ways to make that happen that I think Democrats and Republicans can
come together on.
For example, improving access to prescription drugs by reducing the
cost of those drugs in the marketplace. There are so many things we can
do, Republicans and Democrats. We have got to roll up our sleeves and
get to work.