Louise Line: The Results are In
We all know that the fight to defend the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its critical protections is not over. Your voice and your opinions remain essential to this debate. That’s why for the past month I’ve asked you to tell me your thoughts on efforts to repeal this landmark law. So far, I’ve received thousands of responses from people across Monroe County.
Here’s a topline look at what you have to say:
Eighty percent of respondents do not support Congressional Republicans’ efforts to repeal the ACA, 78 percent say they want bipartisan collaboration on improving health care, and 92 percent disagree with what I believe are the Majority's plans to make older Americans pay premiums five-times higher than others.
I hear your concerns and they are my top priority moving forward. Like the majority of you, I strongly oppose efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act and recently joined more than 80 of my colleagues in developing bipartisan solutions to improve the health care law. These improvements include getting more people covered under the ACA, guaranteeing affordable options, and allowing some people approaching retirement age to buy into Medicare.
I believe that protecting health care and strengthening the Affordable Care Act are a part of members of Congress' obligation to the people we serve.
As I said, this debate is not over, which is why I won’t stop fighting for Rochester families.
Louise M. Slaughter