Seven of Indiana’s nine congresspeople voted this afternoon to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act. Ultimately the House of Representatives voted 217 to 213 to make major changes.
The precise cost and impact of the bill is unclear because the House passed it before the Congressional Budget Office could review it. A previous version of the bill was expected to result in 24 million Americans losing health insurance.
District 9 Representative Trey Hollingsworth, who represents most of south-central Indiana including Monroe, Brown, Lawrence and most of Morgan counties, voted for the legislation. Hollingsworth released a statement this afternoon in which he said the bill was built on “conservative principles.”
Hollingsworth also lied about the bill’s contents, claiming the legislation is “protecting those Americans with pre-existing conditions.” In fact, the new bill would partially undo current protections for those Americans.