Congressman Al Green's Statement on Senate GOP Delaying the Trumpcare Vote

Jun 28, 2017 Issues: Health Care

Congressman Al Green's Statement on Senate GOP Delaying the Trumpcare Vote

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Al Green (D-TX) released the following statement after the Senate Republicans announced they will postpone votes on Trumpcare until after the July 4th recess:

“It is in our best interest to listen to the American people as they hold the real power. It is also important that my Democratic colleagues and I continue to apply the pressure necessary to put the American people first.

“The new CBO score confirmed that the Senate Republicans’ version of Trumpcare is worse than the bill that the GOP jammed through the House. It is a tax benefit for the greedy masquerading as a healthcare plan for the needy. This legislation robs working families of billions for healthcare to reward the rich with billions in wealthcare. 

“Americans with pre-existing conditions will face significant out-of-pocket costs. Twenty-two million Americans will lose health insurance. This bill means higher health costs and loss of coverage for millions of hard-working Americans. The crushing Medicaid cuts will be especially brutal on rural America.

“My Democratic colleagues and I are applying a full-court press to defend the American people from Trumpcare. Now is the time for us to come together and begin organizing and mobilizing the American people, so that they won’t be harmed by this mean and heartless atrocity known as Trumpcare.”

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