U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren, R-Plano, voted Yes, in favor of the bill.
“Maintaining the status quo under a failing law is simply unacceptable. I have had great concerns about this bill," Hultgren said in a news release, "and expressed those to Speaker Ryan and House leadership. But doing nothing isn't an option, which I why I supported this amended bill as an important next step in the longer process of broader health reform that will benefit Illinois."
The bill would eliminate tax penalties Obama's health care law which has clamped down on people who don't buy coverage and it erases tax increases in the Affordable Care Act on higher-earning people and the health industry. It cuts the Medicaid program for low-income people and lets states impose work requirements on Medicaid recipients. It transforms Obama's subsidies for millions buying insurance — largely based on people's incomes and premium costs — into tax credits that rise with consumers' ages. (Sandy Bressner - firstname.lastname@example.org)