Delivering for Best-in-Class Wholesaler-Distributors
May 4, 2017

Washington, DC (May 4, 2017) … Dirk Van Dongen, President of the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW), issued the following statement following passage by the House of Representatives of the American Health Care Act:

“I want to commend on behalf of the 40,000 employers affiliated with NAW, the President and Vice President of the United States, the Speaker of the House and the members of the elected House leadership for their success in winning a hard-fought victory in the legislative effort to rescue the American people from a failing health care law. Despite its good intentions, the Affordable Care Act has given us a health care system that is overly burdened by government mandates and taxes, already high and rising premiums and out-of-pocket costs, and access to care that is becoming increasing limited.

“With the passage of the American Health Care Act, the House has taken an important step toward a more market-oriented, patient-centered system and with it, higher quality, lower cost and enhanced access.

“There is considerably more work to do, and I urge the Senate to follow suit as quickly as possible. The time has come to bring our nation’s seven-year experiment with the Affordable Care Act to its conclusion.”

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