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Walz statement on failed House effort to repeal and replace health care law

Walz statement on failed House effort to repeal and replace health care law

Democratic Congressman Tim Walz, of Minnesota's 1st District, called on Speaker Paul Ryan to make a bipartisan effort to reform the nation's health care law following the speaker's decision to pull a replacement bill from the House floor on Friday.

Here's the statement released Friday afternoon from Walz's office:

We have important improvements to make to our health care system, but we must not lose the gains we have made. Rather than tear down our current health care system, I believe the right answer for southern Minnesotans, and all Americans, is for Republicans and Democrats to join together to build upon the gains of the Affordable Care Act and adopt necessary improvements that help make health insurance more affordable for folks who are facing skyrocketing costs, such as those being hit hard on the individual market in Minnesota.

He added:

I am committed to working in a bipartisan manner to advance reforms that make sense for folks in the First District, and I call on Speaker Ryan and my Republican colleagues in the Congress to bring Democrats to the table to do what our constituents sent us to Washington to do: ensure every single American has access to affordable, high-quality health care.

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