(WTOL) - Northwest Ohio's elected representatives are making statements after the House of Representatives pulled the American Health Care Act just before its scheduled vote on Friday afternoon.
Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown said the bill was a waste of time that would have taken health insurance away from working families.
A spokesman for Republican Senator Rob Portman also made a statement, saying Republicans and Democrats need to work together on addressing problems in the health care system.
U.S. Representative Marcy Kaptur, of Ohio's 9th district, also released a statement.
U.S. Representative Jim Jordan, of Ohio's 4th district, reiterated his commitment to repealing and replacing President Barack Obama's signature achievement.
The American Health Care Act had strong support from President Trump as repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (otherwise known as Obamacare) was a major part of his presidential campaign.
WTOL reached out to U.S. Representative Bob Latta but has not gotten a response.