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STATEMENT: CAP Action’s Topher Spiro Responds to Calls for ACA Repeal in Tonight’s First Republican Debate
Press Statement

STATEMENT: CAP Action’s Topher Spiro Responds to Calls for ACA Repeal in Tonight’s First Republican Debate

Washington, D.C. — Topher Spiro, Vice President of Health Policy at the Center for American Progress Action Fund, released the following statement after tonight’s Republican debate highlighted how new rhetoric from GOP candidates cannot overshadow the harmful reality of the impacts of their policies.

The ACA is working. More than 16 million Americans have access to quality, affordable health care because of the law, which passed Congress, was signed by President Barack Obama, and was upheld twice by the Supreme Court. Yet tonight, a stage full of Republicans called for repealing the law and going back to the days of high uninsured rates, higher costs, and less security.

It’s time for our country to look forward and for Republicans to end their political battle to take health coverage away from millions of Americans.

For more information on this topic or to speak with an expert, contact Benton Strong at bstrong@americanprogressaction.org or 202.481.8142.

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