Oakwood Hills, IL – For nearly 8 years Congressman Randy Hultgren and the House Republicans voted 54 times to repeal the Affordable Care Act while proposing no viable alternatives. In the past few weeks, Hultgren, feeling pressure from constituents who support the ACA, made only non-committal statements regarding Paul Ryan’s very unpopular American Health Care Act. It wasn’t until after Ryan’s bill was pulled after being soundly rejected by the Democrats and some Republicans’, that Hultgren called for “extensive hearings to figure out a different way forward.”
“Randy Hultgren had nearly 8 years to plan and find ways to improve our health care system. Instead, he repeatedly and blindly voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act,” said Kristina Zahorik, State Central Committeewoman for the 14th Congressional District. “Paul Ryan and the Republicans put forth a plan that would have cost 45,000 people in the 14th Congressional District to lose their health insurance and increase the uninsured dramatically. Hultgren threatened to make that Republican fantasy a reality.”
“Instead of finding ways to make our health care system better, Randy Hultgren voted repeatedly to take away insurance from women, children, seniors, and veterans,” Zahorik continued. “Randy Hultgren had ample time to do his job, and instead continues to kick the can, or worse – just pretends to want to do the job he was elected to do.”
To find out how to get involved to help defeat Hultgren in the 2018 election, contact State Central Committeewoman Zahorik at 815-701-8396.