efforts by Congressional Republicans to repeal the Affordable Care Act with
nothing to put in its place, U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., said in a video
message today that it’s time to improve the nation’s healthcare system, not
strip folks’ coverage.
“I have long said
that the health care law is not perfect, and I have offered many ways we can
improve it. I have been willing to work with anyone--Republican or
Democrat--to improve the health care system in our country. But what I won’t
do is support any effort that would create chaos in the insurance
marketplace, increasing premiums and taking away insurance from over 20
“We all know
someone with cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, or another terrible disease. In
Indiana, 2.5 million Hoosiers with pre-existing conditions like these now
cannot be denied health care coverage. But if Republicans move forward with
repealing the health care law without a plan, thousands of Hoosiers could
unnecessarily lose coverage and access to their doctors.
“I have always said
that we achieve a whole lot more by working together, and I’m confident we
can do just that if Republicans will join with us to improve the health care
system and abandon efforts to take away health coverage from Hoosiers and
In Indiana, more
than 400,000 Hoosiers currently have health insurance coverage under the
Affordable Care Act, Donnelly’s Office said.