“I don’t know because I haven’t read it.” That was Republican mayoral candidate and Assembly Member Nicole Malliotakis’ final answer when asked whether she supports the American Health Care Act, approved Thursday by the House of Representatives. Malliotakis expressed general support for a replacement of the Affordable Care Act while emphasizing the importance of considering the precise terms of any proposed legislation. The AHCA text was released only the night before the House voted and few if any members had actually read it. I spoke with Malliotakis following her appearance Thursday night at the Metropolitan Republican Club.
Here’s what Malliotakis had to say: