CACG Executive Director released the following statement on Congress's repeal of the Affordable Care Act:

We watched today from the gallery as Members of Congress pumped themselves up to Rocky entering the chambers. They cheered and high fived. They had carts of booze and liquor rolled in.

And then they walked on the floor of the United States Congress and voted for the AHCA—a bill that will take away health care from 24 million Americans and allow insurance companies to discriminate against those who are fighting cancer, leukemia, and diabetes.

The American people didn't want this. The American people deserve better.

We call on the Senate to stop this immoral bill and to heed the words of Pope Francis: "health care is a right—not a privilege."