Congressman Kustoff announces support for health care bill

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - As the battle over health care reform heats up on Capitol Hill, a local GOP congressman announced that he will support the American Health Care Act.

Congressman David Kustoff (TN-08) previously said he was unsure whether or not to support the bill, but his office has now said the congressman will support the act.

"For seven years, Obamacare has been a burden on the American people," Kustoff said in a statement. "With premiums rising and insurers dropping out of the exchange at an alarming rate, the failing health care law is in a death spiral. Republicans have promised to repeal this disastrous law and provide relief to the American people. Later today, I will vote to do just that."

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