Republican Rep. Glenn Thompson of Howard Township, Pennsylvania, was one of nine House members from the Keystone State who voted in favor of the AHCA when it narrowly passed the House in early May. His support didn’t waver with the CBO report.
“The American Health Care Act does not eradicate the Medicaid program. Rather it begins to slow the rate of growth in 2020, while providing states resources and flexibility to offer innovative and accessible health services,” Thompson said in a statement. “As an elected official representing the largest, most rural district in Pennsylvania, I want to see the program remain viable for the most vulnerable populations — not just today, but into the future.”