October 17, 2017


Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the bipartisan Affordable Care Act (ACA) deal struck by Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Patty Murray (D-WA). 

“I am thrilled that Senator Alexander and Senator Murray reached a bipartisan deal to begin fixing the ACA. After months squandered on a partisan approach to repealing Obamacare, both sides of the aisle have finally come together on viable fixes to stabilize our current healthcare system to make sure the cost-sharing reduction subsidies are paid and increase flexibility for states. These important steps will help reduce healthcare costs for West Virginia families, and this agreement shows what is possible when we put people before politics. I am hopeful we can get this bipartisan fix over the finish line, and I am also hopeful we will follow this approach on other important issues like tax reform. I look forward to reviewing the bill in greater detail and working with my Democratic and Republican colleagues to fix the problems with ACA and improve the healthcare system in our country.”