Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner releases statement following the House vote on Thursday.
"Today’s vote is a disappointing action. More than 75,000 people in the Syracuse area are reliant on the Affordable Care Act for their health coverage: these are our neighbors, our friends, and our family members who have struggled to make ends meet and pay for expensive healthcare costs. This bill lacks both reason and compassion, jeopardizing the access to care for millions of Americans who have pre-existing conditions. By passing the AHCA without waiting for the Congressional Budget Office to evaluate its impacts on coverage or the federal budget, congressional Republicans have chosen political expediency over sound public policy. It is my hope that the U.S. Senate does not follow their lead and does not take this destructive bill up for a vote."