Health plan cuts may hit Gila County hard

Payson Roundup | by Peter Aleshire roundup editor  May 9, 2017

Most Gila County residents will likely face a much harder time getting health care if the U.S. Senate adopts the Affordable Care Act Repeal the U.S. House narrowly approved last week.

Rim Country’s representative Paul Gosar (R-Prescott) voted for the bill, which he says will save the health care system and restore free market competition.

“Millions of Americans are drowning right now under the tidal wave of Obamacare regulations and mandates that have destroyed our entire health care system. The American Health Care Act is a life raft to those suffering and represents a down payment towards a true market-based solution. Additionally, the AHCA preserves protections for all Americans with pre-existing conditions and gives states the control needed to lower premiums, provide increased patient-centered choices and stabilize the insurance market,” he said.

However, some health care groups strongly criticized the bill.

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