Faso weighed in at one point by defending the
"Frankly, we need to do this, because that's how we lower premiums for the vast majority of American people who right now are seeing extraordinary increases in their deductibles, extraordinary increases in their premiums and unaffordable health insurance," Faso said. "What good is insurance if you can't afford it?"
He later issued a statement describing the Budget Committee's vote as a "procedural step" that merely affirmed that the bill complied with a budget resolution that the House passed in January. He said he will continue to review the legislation and talk to constituents, medical providers and insurers about how it would affect them as the bill moves to a fourth committee and then the House floor for a vote.
"I will remain focused on keeping what works in the original Affordable Care Act while offering improvements to fix what has failed too many of our fellow Americans," Faso said in the statement. "Given these circumstances, simply doing nothing is neither practical nor responsible."
Faso had urged his fellow
"Listen, I wasn't in
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