Uh oh: Chairman of House Appropriations Committee to vote no on health-care bill

“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.”