MILLCREEK, UTAH — Darlene McDonald, candidate for Utah’s 4th Congressional District, condemned today’s passage of the American Health Care Act by the House of Representatives:

“Affordable health care is a matter of life and death,” McDonald said. “Our health care system should not be used as a prop to score political points.”

The AHCA is condemned by the American Medical Association, the American Nurses Association, the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Hospital Association, the Federation of American Hospitals, the American Psychiatric Association, the American College of Physicians, the National Nurses United, the National Physicians Alliance, the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the AARP.

“Families like mine all over Utah know what it’s like to struggle with the stress and grief that comes from having a sick family member. The last thing these families should have to worry about is whether they’ll go bankrupt along the way,” McDonald said. “I consider myself staunchly pro-family, and the AHCA is aggressively anti-family from top to bottom.”

“Obamacare is not a perfect law by any measure,” McDonald said. “But we need to improve health care coverage for our citizens, not burn it down.”