Washington, D.C. – In response to questions regarding ongoing healthcare negotiations in the Senate, particularly as they pertain to Alaska-specific priorities, Congressman Don Young shared the following statement:
“Very simply, Obamacare is a broken law that continues to fail Alaskan families, workers and small businesses. My position has been and continues to be that it must be repealed and reworked. As for discussions on Alaska-specific priorities, I’ve known from the beginning what’s at risk. However, I’ve never been one to panic just because someone says ‘fire’. My job is to serve the Alaskan people and work with the administration to ensure it gets done. That’s what I’m going to do.”
Congressman Young has been in direct communication with senior administration officials on the issues of healthcare and resource development as recently as yesterday. He remains closely involved in discussions and negotiations pertaining to healthcare reform, particularly as they relate to Alaska.