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Letter: Health care debate is one-sided

To the editor:

Following the House vote [in May] on the repeal and replacement of Obamacare, I’m concerned with the one-sided narrative about what the bill does and whom it serves.

For years, we have been hearing Republicans say that fixing our broken healthcare system is a top priority, but they have until recently been stymied by partisan gridlock.

Thankfully, our representatives – including Congressman Roskam – have kept their promise and voted to reform a dysfunctional system.

House Republicans have fast-tracked a bold plan that will cut premiums, reduce the deficit, return competition to the marketplace, eradicate mandates that stifle competition, and remove the government from medical decisions reserved for patients and their doctors.

Perhaps most importantly, the bill continues to protect our most vulnerable populations – the elderly and those with pre-existing conditions – by prohibiting carriers from denying coverage on the basis of age or health.

The American Health Care Act is an important first step toward a promise kept and a beacon of hope to all of us who want a fair and functional healthcare system.

Bobby McNeily

Vice President, DuPage Young Republicans

Wheaton

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