Governor Carney’s Statement on Efforts to Repeal the Affordable Care Act

DOVER, Del. – Governor John Carney issued the following statement on efforts in Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act:

“Any changes to the Affordable Care Act and our nation’s health system more broadly should focus on reducing cost, expanding access to quality healthcare, and protecting the most vulnerable among us. Legislation passed last week by Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives would take us in the wrong direction. The legislation would shift costs onto those who can least afford it and target important protections for those with pre-existing conditions. It also could cost Delaware taxpayers millions and worsen our state budget challenges by reducing federal funding for Medicaid. My administration will continue to work closely with our congressional delegation to analyze the potential impact to Delawareans.”