WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux (GA-07) released the following statement regarding the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) decision to block a request by Georgian Republicans to opt-out of using the Affordable Care Act website, Healthcare.gov.
“The Affordable Care Act has transformed healthcare in the United States,” said Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux. “Georgia Republicans’ attempts to stop individuals from using Healthcare.gov would have greatly weakened the ACA and made it more difficult to find and purchase quality insurance. I am very pleased the Administration honored my request and stood up for Georgia families. Ensuring access to quality and affordable healthcare depends on keeping the ACA in place while we work to expand Medicaid coverage and address rising prescription drug costs.”
In January, Congresswoman Bourdeaux led the Georgia Delegation in urging CMS to reject the state’s request. The Congresswoman also personally spoke with President Biden about the dangers of Gov. Kemp’s plan. The change would have prevented Georgians from being able to compare plans and shop for affordable health coverage by forcing consumers to visit web pages run by private brokers.
Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux lives with her family in Suwanee, Georgia, and represents Georgia’s 7th Congressional District in the 117th Congress. Carolyn is a strong advocate for affordable health care, and economic recovery that puts workers and small businesses first, and investing in her district’s world-class public education system and transportation infrastructure.
Georgia’s fast-changing 7th Congressional District includes portions of the northeast Atlanta metropolitan area, including portions of Forsyth and Gwinnett counties and cities Peachtree Corners, Berkeley Lake, Sugar Hill, Norcross, Cumming, Lawrenceville, Duluth, Snellville, Lilburn, Suwanee, Grayson, and Buford.