05.04.17

Leahy REAX To House Passage Of GOP Bill To Repeal/Replace The Affordable Care Act

This Trumpcare bill is a cruel and cynical hoax, played on millions upon millions of Americans who would lose all or some of their health insurance protections under this plan.  From clumsy start to appalling finish, House Republicans have shown no shame in advancing a bill that, in truth, is intended to give a massive tax cut to the wealthiest Americans, in the guise of a health care plan.  It’s only gotten worse as House leaders have had to bargain for votes.

This hastily crafted bill was jammed through the House of Representatives with virtually no debate, substantive hearings or even a budget score to tally its price and its devastating effects on the families who would lose their health insurance under this legislative monstrosity.  The American people -- and even those who voted for this --  have no idea how much this Trumpcare bill will cost, yet we do know that it will eviscerate vital insurance protections for people with pre-existing conditions, kick more than 20 million Americans off their health insurance, and mandate devastating cuts to Medicaid.

I will do all I can to prevent Senate action on this disastrous plan, or on anything that comes close to it. 

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