Frelinghuysen Comes out in Opposition to Repeal of Affordable Care Act

Former Senator Rodney Frelinghuysen, who has had no public involvement with Republican colleagues even before leaving office in January, has put his name at the top of a list of GOP officials endorsing Assemblyman Anthony M. Bucco’s reelection.

U.S. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-11) issued a statement this afternoon in opposition to the repeal – as currently consti

“Seven years after enactment of Obamacare, I wanted to support legislation that made positive changes to rescue healthcare in America.

“Unfortunately, the legislation before the House today is currently unacceptable as it would place significant new costs and barriers to care on my constituents in New Jersey.  In addition to the loss of Medicaid coverage for so many people in my Medicaid-dependent state, the denial of essential health benefits in the individual market raise serious coverage and cost issues.

“I remain hopeful that the American Health Care Act will be further modified.  We need to get this right for all Americans.”

That makes Frelinghuysen the fourth Republican in the New Jersey congressional delegation to come out against the repeal of the act. He joins U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance, Rep. Chris Smith, and Rep. Frank LoBiondo.

Speaker Paul Ryan earlier today told President Donald J. Trump that the GOP doesn’t have the votes to repeal Obamacare.

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