Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., explained his vote for the American Health Care Act in an interview with West Virginia Public Broadcasting today.
Critics of the House bill say it reduces funding for Medicaid, and makes services like substance abuse treatment optional for states.
But McKinley said the bill contains additional funding to cover drug treatment.
“It’s disingenuous for anyone to suggest that we’re not going to have adequate money for Medicaid for people on drug overdose problems. We’re going to have that,” he said.