Titus Statement on the 37th Vote to Repeal the Affordable Care Act

May 16, 2013
Press Release

May 16, 2013

Washington, D.C. - Congresswoman Dina Titus of Nevada’s First District released the following statement today after the House voted for the 37th time to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

“Instead of focusing on job creation or growing our economy, Republicans are wasting more time trying to overturn policy that makes health care more affordable and more accessible for more people than ever before.

“The Affordable Care Act has already helped millions of Americans. In Nevada, 33,000 young adults under 26 have gained health insurance through their parents; 782,000 individuals now have access to preventive services at no cost; and 937,000 men, women, and children are free from worrying about lifetime limits on insurance coverage. And beginning next year, the almost 500,000 currently uninsured individuals in Nevada will have access to health insurance with 93 percent of these Nevadans qualifying for Medicaid or tax credits to help cover costs. 

“We still have work to do in making healthcare more affordable, but meantime the Affordable Care Act will provide security and stability for middle-class families and small businesses by reducing costs, improving access, and increasing choice. Republican leadership must stop wasting taxpayers’ time and money trying to repeal patients’ rights, and get to work on creating jobs and producing a budget that truly reflects the American people’s priorities.”